António Madureira

António Madureira, 51, has been a radiologist for 27 years and is the director of the radiology service at Centro Hospitalar de São João. He took office in February 2020, a month before the start of the pandemic in Portugal.

He tested positive for the new coronavirus a week after taking the first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine.

António lives with his wife and three children.

“At the beginning, I also had a great anxiety and a great fear myself. My biggest concern was my family.”

“In my 27-year career, I have never had an experience as harsh as this pandemic.”