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Almost completely deserted Sunday lunchtime.





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I would happily pay E15 per day for a pair of sunbeds to my friend at Praia Azul, who has been there for years... if only I could get there!! 😞
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Traffic of all sorts including a taxi was driving around as it would have been 20 years or more ago!


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Yes, and don't forget the fresh vegetable and fruit stalls that where their then. 
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The traffic through the square is on an official diversion so that cars can get out of the car park. I didn't see the signs the other day. The usual way is blocked by the drainage works. Central Station have builders in, big time.


I remember the market stalls from my first visit in around 1985.
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Rua 5 e Outubro today


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Completely deserted at lnchtime today. Nothing open and no sign of any of the tourist places intending to be open any time soon. Which is hardly surprising.














This cat was able to stretch out on a path, as cats do,  so that I had walk around it.



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How sad for the owners of businesses
my beautiful portugal
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Going by the claws on the cat it was a good job you did.whew
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Awful, that is so sad to see, ! I hope there can be some hope with the vaccines
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What happens here is almost irrelevant if people from other countries cannot travel because of what their governments say about how dangerous the Algarve is, with 0.2% of the local population currently infected.

Vaccination here is expected to be completed for 70% of the population by September. I have yet to be offered mine, while those of a similar age I know in UK have all been done.

My upstairs neighbour who works at a restaurant whose main business is tourists does not expect to be back at work until mid-May at the earliest.

Zoomarine water park and marine zoo plans to re-open 19th May.
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Originally posted by cubsur cubsur wrote:

What happens here is almost irrelevant if people from other countries cannot travel because of what their governments say about how dangerous the Algarve is, with 0.2% of the local population currently infected.

Vaccination here is expected to be completed for 70% of the population by September. I have yet to be offered mine, while those of a similar age I know in UK have all been done.

My upstairs neighbour who works at a restaurant whose main business is tourists does not expect to be back at work until mid-May at the earliest.

Zoomarine water park and marine zoo plans to re-open 19th May.
Here in Ireland by end of June 80% of adults will have have had a first dose and 55% completed with a second dose.
Vaccine availability wise (in the second quarter, April, May, June, availability is expected to hugely ramp up) there's no reason why the rest of Europe won't be the roughly same. The only variable really is the gap between first and second doses, here we're largely sticking with the 3/4 weeks, the UK has gone with 12 weeks which seems to have worked out quite well, that's a choice each country makes for themselves, but can seriously effect the apparent headline % "vaccinated" figure.

That said a 70% figure by the end of September is low no matter what way you cut it.
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Vaccines are great but useless until they are put in an arm.  With open borders all EU countries must be as fully vaccinated as possible, otherwise the infection will just leak from one to another.  I used to have great faith in Germany as a well run technocratic country. However,  it's federal structure means that each of the Bundesländer decide on vaccination policy and they are making a pigs ear of it.  I'm sorry to see what's happening there.  If Deutchland can't get it right who can? 
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Fairly empty still today. None of the tourist restaurants and bars were open except Casa Nova. The various pastelarias and cafés were open, but few customers. Daimler's has the builders in. One or two other places looked like they might be stirring but the majority are not.












The square seems to have turned back into a car park.



A lot of the souvenir shops along the Avenida da Liberdade were open.



But not the eateries except for the coffee shops.



This is the new bit at the back of Sir Harry's, a hostel if I recall correctly but nothing to say so.




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