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Endemic Covid-19 has arrived in Portugal. This is what it looks like.

LISBON – Stadiums are filling up again in this football-crazed capital of a football-obsessed country. Portugal, a country ravaged by the Delta strain of the coronavirus earlier this year, now has the highest Covid-19 vaccination rate in Europe, offering a glimpse of a country trying to get to grips with what is increasingly becoming an endemic virus seems.

Tens of thousands of screaming football fans crammed into the Estadio da Luz on Wednesday to watch hometown favorites Benfica take on Bayern Munich. They gathered on the subway to the stadium, at the entrance as officials patted them and, after the game, at food trucks where they drank sandwiches and beer while trying to forget that their team had just been beaten.