The Portuguese Miracle How Lisbon Has Managed the Corona Crisis

While Spain continues to battle a dire coronavirus outbreak, the situation is vastly better in neighboring Portugal. But why?
By Alexander Smoltczyk in Lisbon
The famous Streetcar 28 in Lisbon: Self-discipline, the early reaction from public institutions and the country's geographical location at the edge of Europe.

The famous Streetcar 28 in Lisbon: Self-discipline, the early reaction from public institutions and the country's geographical location at the edge of Europe.

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A tent set up in front of a hospital in Lisbon.

A tent set up in front of a hospital in Lisbon.

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A Lisbon resident in the Barrio Alto neighborhood.

A Lisbon resident in the Barrio Alto neighborhood.

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Portugal had just begun recovering from the financial crisis. And now this.

Portugal had just begun recovering from the financial crisis. And now this.

Foto: Mario Cruz/ EPA-EFE/Shutterstock
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