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Center doctors create support network

THE Doctor's order in the region center is creating a support network for the doctor, to “in an exclusive and unprecedented response”, optimize the path of the patient with suspected covid-19, was announced today. In a note sent today to the Lusa agency, the Regional Section of the Order of Doctors Center (SRCOM) informs that, “through its Information and Technology Office, it is implementing a Physician Support Network, in an exclusive and unprecedented response, to optimize the course of the patient with suspected Covid-19 ”. The Network, which aims to “support the Doctor's Support Line, in requests from the Center region”, is being articulated with the Regional Health Administration of the Center (ARSC). “In view of the complex context in which doctors are working”, the initiati

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Covid-19: Council of the Republic of Angola in favor of declaring a state of emergency

In the final communiqué of the meeting, the councilors expressed their support for “the adoption of exceptional measures by the President of the Republic enshrined in the constitution, to guarantee the prevention and fight against the coronavirus, Covid-19, decreeing, namely the state of emergency”. The councilors call for strengthening the coordination of intersectoral cooperation, for the implementation of control measures and their compliance by each body of the central State administration, provincial governments, municipal administrations and partners. The guarantee of protection of the country's borders, based on the current international health planning, in all points of entry, was also recommended “for a reinforced control of the entry of people, food of any origin,...

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Covid-19: Portugal and eight other EU countries ask for European debt issue

Prime Minister António Costa and eight other European leaders subscribe to a letter today addressed to the President of the European Council calling for the implementation of a common European debt issuance instrument to face the crisis caused by the covid-19. In the letter sent to Charles Michel on the eve of a European Council devoted to the European response to the new coronavirus pandemic - to be held by videoconference on Thursday -, the heads of state and government of Portugal, France, Italy, Spain, Belgium , Luxembourg, Ireland, Greece and Slovenia argue that, given the seriousness of the situation, in addition to the measures already taken, it is necessary to move towards “a common debt instrument, issued by a European institution, to raise funds on the market on the s...

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Our Last Game – UC with capacity to do 30 thousand tests in the first phase

PHOTO DR If everything goes according to plan, “within days” it will start operating in the old building of the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Coimbra (at Polo I), the laboratory for carrying out Covid-19 diagnostic tests. Despite being announced just this week, the UC has been working, together with other local entities, for the realization of this project for some time now. “We already had a laboratory, but it had to be reformatted so that we could safely proceed with the tests,” the Rector of UC told DIÁRIO AS BEIRAS. For this, the University had to acquire equipment, transforming that space into a high security laboratory. Full version in print edition ...

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Vision | OE2019: Public debt low to 117.7% of GDP

The public debt to gross domestic product (GDP) ratio stood at 117.7% in 2019, down from 122.0% in 2018, according to the Excessive Deficit Procedure note released today by the National Institute of Statistics. “The gross debt of the AP (Public Administrations) will have reached 117.7% of GDP in 2019”, according to the note released today by INE, a value that corresponds to 249,980.3 million euros of debt. In 2018, the debt was 249,260.6 million euros, a nominal value lower than that of 2019, but the ratio to GDP was higher than that of 2019, of 122.0%. In 2017, public debt was 126.1% of GDP, and in 2016, 131.5%. JE // JNM ...

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Our Last Game – Everything ready for the disinfection of public spaces in Figueira da Foz

Photo Pedro Agostinho Cruz The mayor says that municipal services are prepared to proceed with the disinfection of public spaces, if necessary. “We have a product, we have equipment and we have people. We are prepared to clean public spaces, when there is a need and where it is needed ”, said Carlos Monteiro. That measure is not consensual within the Intermunicipal Community of the Region of Coimbra, with municipalities that are already disinfecting public spaces, as a preventive option to combat Covid-19. Others, however, such as Figueira da Foz, consider that that measure conveys a false sense of security to the population and, therefore, it should only be applied when it proves necessary. Full version in print edition ...

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Covid-19: Prince Carlos infected with the new coronavirus

A spokesman for Clarence House, the prince's official residence, said Carlos' wife, Camilla, 72, was not infected, but both are following government and medical recommendations and are isolated in the Scotland residence. “The tests were performed by the NHS (National Health Service) in Aberdeenshire because they met the criteria required for the test. It is not possible to determine by whom the prince was infected by the virus due to the high number of appointments in which he participated as part of his public office in the past few weeks, ”he added. Since last week, Queen Elizabeth II, of England, has left Buckingham Palace in London and has been staying at Windsor Castle as a precautionary measure due to the covid-19 pandemic. The 93-year-old monarch and her husband, Prince Phi

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Our Last Game – Coimbra City Council anticipates delivery of funds for social emergency

DB / LUÍS CARREGÃ ARCHIVE The City of Coimbra reinforced, for the year 2020, the budget for the Municipal Social Emergency Fund, and decided to anticipate its availability to the 18 Parish Social Commissions. Thus, the 18 IPSS that manage the fund will start to have, this week, the 158 thousand euros allocated - almost 30 thousand more than in 2019. The anticipation of strengthening social support was approved at the last chamber meeting. This "allows our Parish Social Commissions to have the capacity to intervene with those in need," said the councilor for Social Action, in his intervention in the period before the agenda. In reference to the time of crisis that we are experiencing, Jorge Alves stressed the work that the Social Network of the municipality, made up of 435 ...

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Exame Informática | Covid-19: Facebook lost almost all advertising revenue

Facebook confirmed on Tuesday that it lost almost all of its revenue from the sale of advertising space and advertising campaigns during the social seclusion phase caused by the Covid-19 pandemic. Despite possible commercial losses, Facebook reveals that the time users spend on the largest social network has increased. This apparent paradox resulted in an inversion of the trend of stock market valuation of 8.7% of Facebook's shares to a devaluation of about 1% in the hours following the confirmation of these results, informs the Reuters. "We are not making money on many of the services in which we have seen user participation increase, and we have seen a weakening of our business in countries that have taken aggressive action to reduce Covid-19 contagion," reports a Fac...

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