On March 2, 2020, the first cases of infection with the new coronavirus were confirmed in Portugal. On March 16, it was announced that an 80-year-old man had become the country’s first fatal victim. A year later, more than 800,000 people were infected. And more than 16,000 died.
On the day that has passed since the official identification of covid-19 in the country, we pay tribute to those who left with a piece of double bass and a voice composed by João Gil and played by Ana Mesquita and Mário Franco. Names instead of numbers.
The pictures of the photojournalists from PÚBLICO and Lusa accompanying the play show different moments of this year in which everything has changed.