LAR Learjet; Credit: LAR

Luxembourg's Ministry of State, together with the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs, the Ministry of Health and the High Commission for National Protection, have confirmed that Portugal has accepted the Luxembourg government's offer of assistance to support it in the fight against COVID-19.

This assistance is being provided in particular through the treatment of patients with COVID-19 at Evora hospital, which is feeling strong pressure in intensive care level.

As a result, a first "pair" consisting of a doctor specialising in intensive care and a nurse is being set up, with their departure scheduled for tomorrow morning, Sunday 14 February 2021.

Preparatory work for a second "pair" is underway, with a scheduled departure date of next week-end, 20-21 February.

The implementation of this system is organised by the Ministry of State, the High Commission for National Protection, the Ministry of Health, the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs and Luxembourg Air Rescue, with the support of of the Luxembourg Embassy in Lisbon.

The stay of medical care teams should be two weeks.

According to the press release, "this aid is an illustration of the close and friendly relations between Luxembourg and Portugal, cemented by the existence of a large Portuguese community which resides and works in the Grand Duchy, and an act of solidarity from Luxembourg towards a friendly country".