Homes for the elderly, the new business for millions of multinationals | Investigation

Mickaelle Rigodon, Aljoscha Krause and Sonia Jalda worked in old people’s homes in Europe’s three largest multinational companies in far-flung cities. Rigodon at the Orpea de Auvergne, France; Krause at Korian in Lüneburg, Germany; and Jalda at Domus Vi in Vigo, Spain.


Pope Francis forbids Old Rite Masses in Parish Churches | Catholic church

Outside parish churches and subject to the approval of a bishop. In the name of ecclesial communion, Pope Francis published this Friday a motu proper (Papal decree) strongly restricting masses according to the ancient (or Tridentine) rite, subjecting them to the authorization of each bishop and prohibiting them from being held in parish churches.


Not drinking alcohol is in fashion and there is a new store in Portugal to support the trend | Welfare

Fran Zolin was guided by the maxim work hard, play hard (work a lot, play a lot, in free translation). “The habit of drinking a lot was already well ingrained in my life”, he recalls to PÚBLICO. It took covid-19 and a confinement to start questioning his relationship with alcohol and discover the movement. sober curious. In turn, Nadja Baldaconi was already considered a mindful drinker (ie someone who questions and weighs up the pros and cons before consuming alcohol). Together they discovered that the movement to extinguish alcohol from consumption habits is a trend and that, throughout Europe, there are non-alcoholic beverage stores. Hence, founding The Other Bottle, which opens its doors for the first time this Thursday, was a step.


France requires test in less than 24 hours for those returning from Portugal from this weekend – World

France today announced that all unvaccinated people against covid-19 arriving from Portugal or Spain who want to enter the country will have to submit a test with less than 24 hours, instead of the current 48 hours.

“People can go to Spain and Portugal, especially when they are vaccinated. But when they are not vaccinated, when they come from these two countries, where the situation is difficult, it is necessary to present a test with less than 24 hours”, announced this morning the Secretary of State for European Affairs, Clément Beaune, on “Franceinfo” radio.

The test requested from now on may be PCR or antigenic, according to information given by an official source of the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs to Lusa Agency, and the measure should come into force as of this weekend.

The details of the decree on new measures will be known this Friday when the text will be officially published in the Gallic equivalent of the Diário da República.

Asked whether there is isolation for passengers coming from Portugal or Spain, the French secretary of state said no, as these are European Union countries.

Last week, this same government official “disadvised” the French to travel to Portugal and Spain, having been later clarified by several members of the French Government that there was no ban on travel to the two countries.

In France, 111,442 people have died from covid-19 and 5,829,724 cases of the disease have been detected.

The covid-19 pandemic has caused at least 4,053,041 deaths worldwide, among more than 187.7 million cases of infection by the new coronavirus, according to the most recent balance sheet by the Agence France-Presse.


22 year old young man shot twice in the chest indoors in Alfama – Portugal

The Judiciary Police is investigating the murder of a young Brazilian man who was shot twice in the chest inside a house in Alfama, Lisbon.

Luiz Henrique Froede, 22, was socializing with friends on Wednesday night, July 7th, at number 10 on Castelo street.

At 12:15 am, on Thursday, two shots were heard and, shortly thereafter, a couple ran out of the room. They were still chased by people down the steps of Lisbon’s historic district, but they fired two shots into the air near the Fado Museum and managed to escape.


Is vaccinating children to protect others ethical? | Covid-19

Should children and adolescents be vaccinated against covid-19 or not? At a time when the Directorate-General for Health (DGS) is considering the age limits for the vaccination that protects against the disease caused by the new coronavirus, and when Madeira has already announced for the second half of September the vaccination of children between at 12 and 15 years of age, experts are divided on the effectiveness and legitimacy of vaccination under 18 and even under 16 years of age.


All defendants in the case of Giovani Rodrigues – Portugal released

This Monday, the Bragança Court ordered the immediate release of all the defendants in the Giovani Rodrigues case, reducing the coercive measures to which they are subject during the trial to a ban on leaving the county and periodic presentations.

The request to change the coercive measures arose on the initiative of the Public Prosecutor’s Office, as the maximum period of preventive detention to which three of the defendants are subject, for almost a year and a half, is running out, and for the remaining four, who are with electronic bracelet, are on equal terms.

As it is expected that the trial, with new dates set for September 1st and 2nd, will extend well beyond all deadlines for the deprivation of liberty measures, the panel of judges understood that the defendants are all obliged to present themselves twice a week to the police authority in the area of ​​residence and prohibited from leaving the municipality.

All the accused reside in the municipality of Bragança and today they left the trial session free of charge because the court also understands that the dangers associated with the measures of deprivation of liberty, namely the disruption of the evidence, no longer exist.

The prosecution’s evidence is complete, although the court has yet to hear close to 50 defense witnesses at the trial which, in the last session before the court vacation, was marked today by the presence of the victim’s father, Joaquim Rodrigues.

Giovani’s father is an assistant in the process and traveled from Cape Verde to Bragança to talk about the loss of his son, but especially about the message that recently emerged in the process, allegedly exchanged between the young man and a friend in the United States, on the night of the events .

Joaquim Rodrigues guaranteed that the message “is true” and that the content in which the victim tells her friend that she was “knocked in the head” gained relevance when the Media learned that the possibility was raised that Giovani had fallen and was not assaulted. .

The father said he was aware of the message, which after all was exchanged on the Viber social network and not on Messenger as initially indicated, in March of this year, after the trial in which seven young men from Bragança are accused of murder.

He explained that that is why he was only now joined to the process and because the fall thesis was only made public at the trial, but he acknowledged that he had already heard this theory a few days after the young man’s death.

“Giovani’s death represents immeasurable pain, this will last forever,” said his father.

Giovani died on December 31, 2019, ten days after the dawn of December 21, when Portuguese and Cape Verdean youths are believed to have been involved in contempt.

On January 6, 2020, the media reported the results of the autopsy, which, as it was a vehicle in the trial, was inconclusive, indicating that the death could have resulted from both aggression and a fall.

The autopsy referred to the possible fall that the young man took before he was found unconscious and alone on Av. Sá Carneiro, in Bragança, hundreds of meters from the initial events.

But it is the very friends who accompanied Giovani that dawn who told the authorities, during the investigation, of a fall down a ladder during his escape in contempt, which they later said was a trip.

The defendants’ defenses have bet on this possibility, that it was the fall that caused the traumatic brain injury that caused the death of the young Cape Verdean and the court even ordered the suspension of a public work taking place on these stairs, for a possible visit to the site. during the trial.

Giovani’s family and the prosecution continue to insist that the fatal wound resulted from a blow with a stick by one of the defendants.

The doctor who assisted the young man in the emergency room at the Hospital de Bragança testified at the trial that the victim showed no signs of beating on the body, only the severe trauma to the head that led to his transfer to a hospital in Porto, where he died.

The young man had arrived in Bragança just over a month ago to study at the Polytechnic, and, on the night of the facts, he left with three more Cape Verdean friends, who are offended/complainants in the process and for which the defendants are also accused of offense to physical integrity.


Covid-19 sequelae in healthy people led to lung transplantation – Society

Cardiothoracic surgeon José Fragata warned today about the sequelae of covid-19 that are already beginning to be felt in the lungs of some patients who have become similar to those with cystic fibrosis and are demanding a lung transplant.

José Fragata, vice-rector of NOVA Universidade Lisboa and director of the Centro Hospitalar Universitário de Lisboa Central, participated in the online conference “The impact of Covid-19 on Chronic Respiratory Diseases in CPLP countries”, organized by the Institute of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine ( IHMT).

The surgeon warned of the consequences of covid-19 that will only be known “the next day” of the pandemic and that will go through all those who remained untreated and those who gained respiratory, joint and other sequelae, not yet known.

“This is the real tip of the pandemic iceberg that we still don’t know about,” he said.

According to the expert, “the pulmonary sequelae of covid-19 are little known, but they are appearing”. And he said that just recently a 60-year-old man, healthy until he became ill with covid-19, who had been ventilated for several months, had to undergo a transplant of both lungs, which were “indistinguishable from pulmonary fibrosis”, despite being healthy until the pandemic.

José Fragata said that two other patients are on the waiting list for lung transplantation, for the same reasons.

The conference on “The impact of Covid-19 on Chronic Respiratory Diseases in CPLP countries” is organized by IHMT in collaboration with the Global Alliance against Chronic Respiratory Diseases (GARD), the Community of Portuguese Language Countries (CPLP) and GARD -Portugal, with the support of the Portuguese Association of Hospital Administrators (APAH).

In the opening session, the executive secretary of the CPLP, Francisco Ribeiro Teles, referred that “the pandemic still seems far from being overcome and will leave deeper wounds in geographies with greater social and economic vulnerability”.

“Access to the vaccine will continue to condition our expectations regarding covid-19″, he said, reiterating that the CPLP defends that vaccines should be considered a global public good” and that “the vaccination process must be global, not leaving no one behind”.

Franco Mufinda, Angola’s Secretary of State for Health, also participated in the online event, recalling that vaccination in that African country started on March 2 and that, since then, 1,432,690 people have been vaccinated with one dose and 523,000 with two doses.

In Angola, covid-19 has a 2.4% lethality and an 84% recovery.

With the epicenter of the pandemic in Luanda, covid-19 registered the first wave in October 2020 and the second in March of this year, and is now “declining”, according to Franco Mufinda.

The covid-19 pandemic caused at least 3,868,393 deaths in the world, resulting from more than 178.4 million cases of infection, according to a balance made by the French agency AFP.

The disease is transmitted by the new SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus, detected in late 2019 in Wuhan, a city in central China.


Police oversee marriages and christenings to stop Covid-19 – Society

Family events, such as weddings and baptisms, will only be attended by those who test negative to Covid-19. It will be the authorities, such as the PSP, GNR or ASAE, who will have the task of overseeing whether this obligation is fulfilled at the entrance of the parties. The same will happen in sporting and cultural events, and it is now up to the Directorate-General of Health to determine from how many participants in each event it will be mandatory to present a test with a negative result. Those who do not comply will incur a fine.

The change to the testing strategy was approved yesterday by the Council of Ministers, and also includes testing in companies with more than 150 workers in the same job, which will be determined by the health authority. Both in the case of parties and companies, the tests are paid for by those who do them or by the companies/event organizers, explained the Minister of State and Presidency, Mariana Vieira da Silva. The government official appealed, as António Costa had done a week ago, for the purchase of self-tests in pharmacies and supermarkets. “Whenever there are groups, we must be tested at the entrance. Each one must be tested when they are in larger groups, as there is a greater risk of contagion”, he stressed.

As of Monday and until June 27, 274 municipalities are moving towards deconfinement and only four remain in the current phase: Lisbon, Braga, Odemira and Vale de Cambra. In these four municipalities, telework remains mandatory, while in the others it is recommended.

In Lisbon and Vale do Tejo, the situation “is worrying”, as “the numbers grow and there is more territorial coverage, with an incidence on the younger, unvaccinated groups”, explained Mariana Vieira da Silva. In the case of Odemira, which remains with a high incidence, the minister explained that this is due to the “great population fluctuation, which makes it difficult to control the situation”. There are 10 municipalities on alert.

social support activities
Day centers that share spaces with other social responses will be able to resume social support activities as of July 1, the Government determined yesterday.

Lisbon without exceptions
The prime minister, António Costa, defended yesterday that Lisbon cannot be treated “differently from the rest of the country”, and that the risk matrix was applied to the capital.

mask until september
The Parliament renewed until mid-September the obligation to wear a mask in the street when it is not possible to distance it safely. The Government prolonged the calamity situation until 27 June.

Mayor of Braga blames university students
The mayor of Braga, Ricardo Rio, named the university population as “one of the important foci” of contagion and ruled out the increase in cases with Braga’s celebrations in the Cup final.

Vale de Cambra says the brake “is unfair”
José Pinheiro, president of the Chamber of Vale de Cambra, considers it unfair that the council does not move forward in the lack of confinement, as it only has “about 30 active cases in the territory”. The municipality is bigger than Lisbon.n

More daily cases in three months
On Tuesday there were 890 cases of Covid-19, 591 of which in Lisbon and Vale do Tejo. It is the highest number of cases in a day since March 5th. Admissions rose to 307 – the highest record since 2 May.

More vaccinations in backward counties
The coordinator of the ‘task force’ of vaccination defended yesterday that there must be a “national balance” in the pace of vaccination, and the process should be reinforced in the most backward municipalities, such as Sintra. “We have an average of 100,000 vaccines per day and instead of giving vaccines in a region, area or municipality that is already highly vaccinated, we give vaccines in regions that are less vaccinated, balancing the process”, explained the vice admiral Henrique Gouveia and Melo.

The official visited the Monte Abraão vaccination center, Sintra, which has registered long waiting lines for vaccination. One of the problems is the fact that the pavilion opens at 9:00 am, when users are scheduled for 9:01 am. For Gouveia and Melo, centers must open 15 to 20 minutes before the first appointment. The coordinator of the ‘task force’ also announced that more than one million people had already made the self-scheduling and that the country had a reserve of 600,000 vaccines on Sunday. “We are increasing the stockpile of AstraZeneca vaccine, we have to store them for a period of three months and we are not sure of their deliveries in the 3rd and 4th quarters of the year.”

A center that has been closed since the 31st
The vaccination center at the Junta de S. Domingos de Benfica (Lisbon) closed on May 31, but there are users scheduled for vaccination, when they should be sent to the center at the Estádio Universitário. The board supports users by calling the free taxi.