Portugal enters ranks of most Covid-19 cases per capita amid surge in Europe

Portugal last week joined the ranks of countries hit hardest by Covid-19 infections, reporting on Thursday the world’s highest per capita seven-day average for new cases, according to Johns Hopkins University, mirroring a surge seen in other European nations.Infections rose after Covid-19 restrictions were lifted during Christmas holidays. On December 24 and 25, free movement between districts was allowed and restaurants stayed open until 1am.Prime Minister António Costa said in a parliamentary…