Portuguese firefighters battle dozens of forest fires, with 2 dead so far.
The Portuguese Assembly of the Republic approves a 15-day extension of the state of emergency beginning November 24 in order to allow a continuation of measures aimed to stop the spread of COVID-19. The current state of emergency will expire on November 23.
Portugal reports a record increase of 770 new cases and ten deaths since the end of national lockdown in May, thus bringing the cumulative totals to 66,396 confirmed cases and 1,888 deaths. Today also marks the official start of the 2020-2021 public school year, which began with in-person classes nationwide.
Bolivian president Evo Morales calls the Eurozone for a violation of international law and threatens to close down the U.S. embassy in Bolivia after the episode of having his official airplane being refused to land "en route" to Vienna, amid suspicions of having former NSA employee Edward Snowden on board. Ambassadors of France, Italy, Spain and Portugal are summoned to give full explanations.
China Three Gorges Corp. wins a bid for its 21% stake in EDP-Energias de Portugal SA with an offer of €2.69 billion ($3.51 billion), in the first of a series of sales of state-owned assets under Portugal's austerity program. This is the first time a mainland Chinese firm has acquired a significant stake in a southern European company.
In Great Britain, at least 29 flights from London Stansted Airport to Spain-Portugal-Canary Islands, at least seven flights from London Gatwick Airport to Alicante, Barcelona, Madrid and Portugal, and at least one flight from London Heathrow Airport to La Coruña are cancelled.