By Patricia Kowsmann

 

The chairman of the Portuguese operations of Banco Santander SA has died from coronavirus, a person familiar with the situation said.

Antonio Vieira Monteiro was chairman of Banco Santander Totta, one of Portugal's largest banks, since early last year, and was chief executive of the bank between 2012 and 2018. He was 73.

Mr. Monteiro's death is the second registered in Portugal from the coronavirus, which so far has infected around 450 people. The government has imposed a series of restrictions to contain the virus, including closing schools and bars, and limiting traffic in restaurants, supermarkets and shopping malls.

It has also closed the borders with Spain for nonessential travel, as the Iberian neighbor registered a sharp rise in cases. Spain is currently under lockdown.

 

Write to Patricia Kowsmann at patricia.kowsmann@wsj.com

 

(END) Dow Jones Newswires

March 18, 2020 08:07 ET (12:07 GMT)

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