Portugal scrambles to regroup amid 100s of new virus cases
Some local stores dont heed rules on how many customers can be inside at one time. On Thursday, it reported 311 222 of them in the Lisbon metropolitan area. On average, around 70%-80% of the new confirmed cases reported daily are being detected in satellite towns, like Amadora, surrounding the Portuguese capital. Overall, Portugal has reported just over 40,400 confirmed cases and 1,524 deaths. But for Mexia, the doctors association president, the fault lies in authorities excessive confidence after Portugal avoided a dramatic number of cases in March and April.