You never get tired of doing things you enjoy, the saying goes, and certainly not when there's a mission involved. This is true to say of the doctors and nurses who, riding on the Truck of Hope, have travelled already more than 900 kilometres from the north to the south of the country between 18 and 28 april to conduct covid-19 tests on over 1,000 Portuguese citizens.
Capable of carrying out around 100 tests a day, this joint initiative created by Galp, TVI and Rádio Comercial has already visited the regions of Vila Real, Chaves, Régua, Vouzela, Almodôvar, Moura, Marvão, Reguengos de Monsaraz, Castanheira de Pera, Tabuaço, São João da Pesqueira, Penedono, Viseu, Oliveira do Hospital and Viana do Alentejo.
Travelling to the most isolated regions in the country, where the population tends to experience greater difficulties with regard to access to medical services and reduced mobility, this charitable project aims to go further and to make a difference, increasing the number of tests conducted in these regions and speeding up measures to fight this disease. Consistent with its provision of support for the Portuguese people, the medical community and everyone in the front line of the battle against the covid-19 pandemic, the Truck of Hope will continue to travel around the country until 17 May.