Eighteen children still in hospital following food poisoning

Around 30 children and three adults from Covilhã in central Portugal had to be taken to hospital on Saturday due to food poisoning.

Eighteen children are still admitted. According to the head of the Cova da Beira Hospital none of the cases is serious and everything indicates the poisoning was caused by a handmade ice-cream they ate at an event on Friday night to celebrate the end of the school year.