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Portuguese couple detained in Maldives for not receiving a certificate of recovery from COVID-19. “Now there is a light at the end of the tunnel” – Observer.



Portuguese couple detained in Maldives for not receiving a certificate of recovery from COVID-19.  "Now there is a light at the end of the tunnel" - Observer.

This Wednesday, the SDP asked the government to urgently fix a “computer problem” that is keeping a Portuguese couple unable to return home after a vacation in the Maldives. The man was already infected with Covid-19, tested positive again before returning and now cannot receive a new certificate of recovery on the portals of the Portuguese health authorities.

The citizen prefers not to name. Joao (fictitious name) explains to the Observer that he tested positive for Covid-19 on July 24, after undergoing mandatory screening before leaving the country. The woman also tested positive after the first negative test. João was already infected, but his companion was not. “We’ve been here 19 days” Tell Observer Joao about this on Wednesday.

After going through a period of isolation and discharge from the Portuguese authorities, the woman received a certificate of recovery without any problems. John was less fortunate: “Both on the General Directorate of Health website and on the SNS24 app, I always get errors. The website says that it is not possible to generate a certificate, that I do not have a valid certificate, and try again after four hours. The appendix says that I do not have a valid certificate to execute download“.

Listen to John speaking to the observer:

COVID-19. Portuguese detained in Maldives due to digital certificate portal failure


“Continuous contacts” with the Portuguese health authorities followed. “On the SNS24 line, they were always very vague. He called, spent money because of a call from abroad and remained the same, ”he complains. Only the Ministry of Health was able to help João: “I was informed that they are working on my case and that, presumably, I will receive an answer by phone today (this Wednesday).” By the time he spoke to the Observer, Joao still hadn’t received any response, but he said he was still hopeful.

After contacting the Ministry of Health, I think I may have a positive result in terms of receiving a certificate of recovery. And now. There is a light at the end of the tunnel right now, ”says João.

The Portuguese citizen also contacted the Portuguese Embassy in New Delhi: “I spoke with the Ambassador and felt some lack of information from him. Not that he didn’t want to help, because whenever he was asked, he answered. But I lacked information and support. “

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João says he has a return flight to Portugal this Friday. The additional 19 days he had to stay in the Maldives was covered by “Covid insurance,” but the Portuguese explains that if he returns to the PCR test and comes back positive, he will have to pay for a new isolation period. out of your own pocket. For this reason, he only wants to get a recovery certificate and refuses to take a PCR test.

Joao also explains to the Observer that he is no longer on vacation or sick.

In its application to the Assembly of the Republic, the PSD parliamentary group recalls that “the current platform for issuing Covid-19 digital certificates allows the issuance of a document in three different situations: a digital vaccination certificate, which expires after 14 days. a complete vaccination schedule, test certificates and a certificate of recovery valid for 180 days following exposure to Covid-19. “

“Right now, there is a computer problem due to which citizens who have Covid-19 for the second time cannot issue a second recovery certificate after issuing the first certificate,” warn.

According to the party, the situation “has already affected several people and is currently preventing the return to the country of several Portuguese citizens who came to the Maldives with valid certificates and who tested positive upon their return. 14 days of quarantine at a local hotel. “

PSD speaks “a situation of obvious personal and professional harm to one of the two Portuguese citizens, that he is no longer on vacation and is not sick. “

The Social Democrats emphasize that “the Maldives health authorities do not prohibit a couple from leaving if they submit documents required by the Portuguese health authorities,” however, “the requirement for a digital Covid-19 certificate is mandatory. requirement for applying to the European Union ”.

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“Thus, the deputies of the parliamentary group of the SDP come with a request to the Minister of Health to do everything possible to resolve the situation urgently, with the correction of a computer problem that would naturally affect other citizens in the same conditions,” the party concludes.

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Portuguese tennis player Gonçalo Oliveira in the doubles final of the Lisbon Belém Open



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In the title match, they will take on the Ukrainian duo of Vladislav Manafov and Oleg Prikhodko, who eliminated Jivan Nedunchezhyan of India and Christopher Rungkat of Indonesia 6-4 and 6-2 in the semi-finals.

For the 27-year-old Portuguese tennis player, this will be his 31st doubles final at the ATP Challenger Tour and third at the Lisboa Belém Open after reaching the final in 2017 with compatriot Frederico Gil and champion in 2020 with Dominican Roberto Cid Subervi.

In singles, Italian Marco Cecchinato, semi-finalist of Roland Garros in 2018, beat Spaniard Carlos Taberner 7-6 (7-2) and 6-4, scheduling a meeting in the semi-final with the “Reserve” Kazakh Timofey Skatov, responsible for eliminating Frenchman Benoit Pera, in three matches, with a score of 6-4, 2-6 and 7-5.

The other semi-final of the Lisbon tournament will be discussed between Austrian Filip Mizolich, who defeated Giulio Zeppieri 6-4 today, and Frenchman Luca van Assche, the executioner of compatriot Alexander Müller, who finished seventh. parts 6-4 and 7-5.

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Portuguese fund CA Património Crescente wins European award for highest return – Imobiliário



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Open-ended real estate investment fund CA Património Crescente has once again received the MSCI European Property Investment Awards in the Diversified Portfolio category for 2021.

This is the 12th time that the Portuguese fund, established in 2005, has received this award, which distinguishes the national real estate portfolio with the best return. In 2021, CA Património Crescente’s real estate portfolio returned 7.8%, compared to 6.3% in the benchmark.

The largest share of real estate income was received through shopping centers and offices: 8.7% and 8.6% respectively, according to the Portuguese fund Negócios, which at the end of August had a portfolio of 141 assets worth 1,031 million euros.

CA Património Crescente is one of the six funds managed by Square Asset Management, with Grupo Crédito Agrícola being the custodian bank and responsible for its marketing and investments mainly in real estate destined for trade, offices, services, industry, logistics or hotels.

The CA Património Crescente fund returned an annualized return of 5.1% in April, which declined slightly to 4.23% after two years, rising to 4.72% after three years and 4.74% after five years. . The average ten-year yield was 3.95%.

Square AM was also once again awarded by Euromoney, which recognizes major leaders in real estate financial products and services, as the “Best Investment Manager” of 2022.

Square AM has been on the market for 17 years and is one of the largest real estate fund managers in Portugal with €1.3 billion in assets and over 25,000 investors.

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Benfica announces a partnership with Portuguese driver Miguel Santiago.



Benfica announces a partnership with Portuguese driver Miguel Santiago.

Young competes at the National Speed ​​Championship and the FIM GP Junior World Championship.

Benfica have announced a partnership with driver Miguel Santiago, a Portuguese driver who works in the National Speed ​​Championship and the FIM Junior World Championship. Santi, who started taking his first steps in motorsport in 2016, was pleased with someone during the presentation. “The dream has come true! When I was little, before riding motorcycles, I played football, went to Benfica’s school in Mafra, I always dreamed of becoming a Benfica athlete. I never thought! A few years ago, if you had asked me, I would have said no, I believed that one day I would be here, it is a great pride. I have no words. I just hope to reach the goals, glorify the club. I have the race, the desire and the ambition.” , repeated the 18-year-old BTV pilot.

Miguel Santiago is thinking about becoming the queen of motorcycle racing.

“In recent years, the FIM Junior GP has attracted many riders to the Moto GP where 20 out of 24 riders [que participam] come from this contest. Participation in Moto GP is considered the greatest school of prodigies, I am proud to be there and so close to the level of Moto GP,” he said.

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