The Prime Minister announced that Portugal will gradually open to the economy and society from next Monday, April 19.
Portugal will enter the third phase of deflation starting next Monday, April 19. “When reviewing the entire continent, the standard has taken into account the incidence of pandemics. And the evolution we have experienced is positive”, first emphasized Antonio Costa. The prime minister also explained that another variable to consider is the transmission rate of covid-19. He added: “Unfortunately, progress is not going well. We are moving towards the dangers of the matrix.”
“It is through the combination of two variables that we assess the criteria for advancing [no desconfinamento]. We are now in the yellow quadrant, close to green, but we can take the next step. The Prime Minister said that most national territories have entered the next stage of lack of definition.
On Monday, in the context of the covid-19 pandemic, Portugal entered its 15th state of emergency. With this new state of emergency, new rules have come into effect, thereby making some more economic activities “deflationary.”
Therefore, starting from Monday the 19th, according to the calendar submitted by the government in March, students in secondary and higher education can re-take face-to-face courses. The rest of the teaching cycle has gradually returned to school. The first is for children entering the daycare center and the first cycle. Starting from April 5th, students in the second and third cycles also return to school.
On the other hand, the restoration can also open the door. Restaurants, cafes and pastry shops can be used again in commercial areas, but there are restrictions: each table can accommodate up to four people. The terrace has been “suspected” and allowed to accommodate up to four people per table. Starting from Monday, 6 people can be accommodated on the terrace. The opening hours of these offices are 22:00 on weekdays or 13:00 on weekends and holidays.
In addition, activities that were allowed to engage in medium-risk and outdoor sports (up to 6 people) were allowed again. As far as the gymnasium is concerned, they may open their doors, but group classes are still not allowed.
In addition, outdoor activities are allowed again, but the capacity and weddings are reduced, and 25% of the corresponding reception volume is accepted.
Moura, Odemira, Portimão, After the Council of Ministers approved measures to reopen the country’s calendar, the Prime Minister announced on Thursday that Rio Mayer will retreat to the first stage of deflation. António Costa explained that the terrace is closed and can only be sold to the ticket gate.
When introducing the calendar adjusted according to the evolution of the epidemic, the Prime Minister said: “This is not a reward or punishment.”
On the other hand, there are seven municipal governments that have not yet entered the third phase of the government’s plan in March. In the past 14 days, there have been more than 120 cases per 100,000 residents. In this group, the following counties (Alandroal, Albufeira, Beja, Carregal do Sal, Figueira da Foz, Marinha Grande and Penela retain the current stage rules).