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Coronavirus in Atouguia de Beleia, Portugal

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Apr 14, 2020 Update

We Asked: What is currently happening with regard to the Coronavirus outbreak in your area? Please provide as much detail as possible. He replied...

We are in a sheltered in place until at least 30 April. Strictly enforced by the GNR if you don't have a valid reason to be out driving there is a fine and taking of your license plates.

How People are Coping

We Asked: How are people handling the situation in your area? He replied...

I'd say very well, and most are complying.

Changing Conditions as coronavirus Spreads

We Asked: How has the situation changed as the Coronavirus has spread? He replied...

Just daily accurate updates on line.

Government Response

We Asked: Describe how the government of the country about which you are reporting is handling this situation. He replied...

Very serious, see about answerers.

Government Response with Regard to Expats

We Asked: Describe how your home country's government has handled the outbreak situation with regards to its expatriate citizens. He replied...

The US is just crazy.....

Supplies and Shortages

We Asked: Is there a shortage of supplies in your location? He replied...

None all the grocery stores are fully stocked and the people of Portugal do not hoard items.,

Lockdown & Passing the Time

We Asked: Are you staying home? If so, how are you passing the time? He replied...

Sheltered in place. Internet, TV, at home projects.

Public Healthcare & Public Hospitals

We Asked: Are you enrolled in the public healthcare system where you live? Do you feel that the public hospitals are handling or preparing for the Coronavirus outbreak effectively? He replied...

No

Private Health Insurance & Private Hospitals

We Asked: Do you have private health insurance? If you have private insurance, does this give you access to private hospitals? Are private hospitals or clinics better prepared, less prepared, or the same? Please explain. He replied...

Private Hospital, No data to share on there preparedness. However I give them a A+ on the past service I have received.

Hospital of Choice for Coronavirus Treatment

We Asked: Would you choose a public or private hospital if you needed treatment for Coronavirus? Why? If there is a specific hospital that you would go to in the event of severe illness? Which hospital and why? He replied...

Private

Returning Home

We Asked: Are you considering returning to your home country due to the Coronavirus? Would this be a temporary move or a permanent repatriation? Please explain. He replied...

No Way!

Advice for People Outside of Atouguia de Beleia, Portugal

We Asked: If you live in an area already heavily affected by coronavirus, what advice would you share with others elswhere in the world who may be facing the same challenges in the future. He replied...

Live in a area that is minimally affected, We stay away from the large cities and most affected areas.

How Government is Treating Expats

We Asked: How is the government of the country where you are currently living treating expats during this time? Have there been any changes or extensions made in terms of residency and and other visa renewals, applications and requirements? Has access to public healthcare been eased? Please describe any types of changes (positive and negative) that are taking place. He replied...

I am an expat and have notices some of the government agencies are closed, but automatic extensions have been put in place.

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