Restrictions will still be in place, but for now, small neighborhood shops are scheduled to reopen May 4, grades 11 and 12 return to classes May 18 and creches reopen June 1.
“We are now closer to the end of April, the decisive month for us to win the second phase [of the state of emergency]. And we are winning that second phase,” President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa said. Fingers crossed.
Health officials in Portugal say it could be a good idea to use face masks in enclosed spaces.
The Portuguese Parliament voted to renew the state of emergency until April 17.
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