Portugal's All Saints Day overshadowed by virus

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(1 Nov 2020) All Saints Day is traditionally marked by thousands of Portuguese gathering to mourn the loss of their loved ones, but the virus outbreak means that this year some cemeteries will remain closed to visitors and many restrictions are being placed on others.
Lisbon Council is enforcing a limit of five people in a group and mask use is mandatory.
But in one of the city's main cemeteries very few took a chance on it, leaving the eerie streets almost empty and flower sellers desperate for customers.
Travel restrictions are in place this weekend, and there is a ban on people leaving their local area.
The measure aims to discourage family gatherings on Halloween and All Saints' Day.
Authorities believe family occasions account for most of the country's new infections.
The All Saints celebration comes as Portugal faces tighter restrictions because of the surge in cases.
Some experts forecast that new cases could hit 8,000 a day next week, most of them in the north of the country.
That's twice as many as the peak number last week.
There are fears this could overwhelming the health system.
Portugal has intensive care beds per 100,000 population - lower than the European Union average of according to the Health Ministry.

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