Portugal was one of 13 countries that refused to recognise the batches, made by the Serum Institute of India and known as Covishield, as it has not been approved by the EU.

Reports emerged last week that the Portuguese government will recognise all AstraZeneca doses as well as the Chinese-made vaccine Sinovac (according to the Mirror).

The General Directorate of Health (DGS) is said to be preparing guidelines on the matter, which will be released soon.