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Facing A Pandemic Away From Home: Covid-19 And The Brazilian Immigrants In Portugal
Facing A Pandemic Away From Home: Covid-19 And The Brazilian Immigrants In Portugal

Author(s): Patricia Posch, Rosa Cabecinhas
Subject(s): Social Sciences, Psychology, Essay|Book Review |Scientific Life, General Reference Works, Geography, Regional studies, Sociology
Published by: Transnational Press London
Keywords: Portugal; immigrants; covid-19;Brazilian immigrants;
Summary/Abstract: On January 7, 2020, the Portuguese newspaper, Público, published an article about an unprecedented challenge facing Chinese leaders: a “strange form of pneumonia” (Chaiça, 2020) diagnosed in several patients in the Chinese city of Wuhan, that was subsequently named COVID-19. On March 2, the Portuguese government had placed major hospitals under alert and reinforced the supply of medicines (Campos & Lins, 2020). This occurred even before the declaration of a global pandemic by the World Health Organisation, on March 12 (WHO, 2020), and diagnosis of the first cases in Portugal. On March 18, a national state of emergency was declared - which imposed social measures, such as social isolation and mobility restrictions in public spaces. The state of emergency continued until May 2, when it was replaced by the state of calamity, and then by the state of contingency on July 1.

  • Page Range: 105-117
  • Page Count: 13
  • Publication Year: 2020
  • Language: English