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Welcome to WACCS
- Western Algarve Coronavirus Community Support

This website has been set up in response to the Covid-19 outbreak, in the hope that as a community we can pull together and support those who are having to self-isolate owing to having underlying health conditions or if they fall into the vulnerable age groups.

It can easily become overwhelming tracking who will deal with what and where supplies are. Often, having too many people wanting to help and doing their own thing can lead to not much being done constructively at all.

By having a central database it will be possible to keep track of every aspect of support and hopefully ensure that we come through this uncertain period as unscathed as possible.

Below is a general overview of the progression of the virus so far, and further down the page are links to the individual village/town databases where you can register for support or volunteer your services.

Any queries please contact me, the administrator, via the Contact page.

a timeline of events

The of Journey of COVID-19

December, 2019
First cases of Coronavirus reported in Wuhan

The novel coronavirus originated in Wuhan, China, in late December. It is now thought that the first cases occurred as early as November.

December, 2019
December 31, 2019
Chinese Health Officials inform WHO

On the 31st December 2019, the Chinese Health Officials informed the World Health Organisation about a cluster of 41 patients with a mysterious pneumonia. Most were connected to the Huanan Seafood Wholesale Market in the city of Wuhan.

December 31, 2019
January 11, 2020
China registers its first death

The 61 year-old man was a regular at Wuhan market, where the virus is believed to have originated. The man had been suffering from abdominal tumours and liver disease.

 

January 11, 2020
January 13, 2020
First case of Coronavirus outside of China

A 61-year-old female tourist in Thailand was diagnosed on January 13. She had recently spent time in Wuhan, China.

January 13, 2020
February 7, 2020
Chinese Dr & whistleblower Li Wenliang died

Wuhan based Li died a month after sending out the warning message to other doctors describing a cluster of patients at the hospital he worked at. Li left behind a son and pregnant wife. He was forced to sign a letter saying he was making false comments.

February 7, 2020
February 14, 2020
First death in Europe

A Chinese tourist who tested positive for the virus died in France, becoming Europe’s first death tied to the outbreak.

February 14, 2020
March 2, 2020
First case of COVID-19 reported in Portugal

Two infected were hospitalised in Porto, one having visited Italy, the other Spain.

March 2, 2020
March 9, 2020
Italy placed on Lockdown

The country initially saw two regions in the north become hotspots and locked down the area. On the 9th March the lockdown was extended across the entire nation.

March 9, 2020
March 11, 2020
WHO declares the outbreak a pandemic

Based on the geographic spread of the disease, the severity of illnesses it causes and its effects on society, the outbreak is declared a pandemic.

March 11, 2020
March 13, 2020
Portugal closes all schools

Portugal decided to take drastic action early on and closed all schools and universities across the nation in the hope that this would contain the spread.

March 13, 2020
March 16, 2020
First Death reported in Portugal

The virus’ first Portuguese victim was an 80-year-old man in Santa Maria Hospital in Lisbon.

March 16, 2020
March 19, 2020
Deaths in Italy Surpass China

The death toll in Italy reached 3,405, surpassing the numbers reported by China of 3248.

March 19, 2020
March 19, 2020
State of Emergency declared in Portugal

Portugal’s President Marcelo Rebelo, declared a state of emergency, citing the need to enable authorities to go further in dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic.

March 19, 2020
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Community Isolation Support Databases

Below are links to databases dependant on location. We currently have support databases for Luz, Burgau and Espiche.

If you would like to become listed as someone requiring help, someone available to help or have equipment you can loan, first you need to register on the database.

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Meet Some of our Volunteers

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