The Portuguese Government have extended the State of Alert period, in place to curb the covid-19 pandemic, until April 18th, “keeping the measures currently in force unchanged.”
The alert situation is the lowest level of response to disaster situations in the Civil Protection Basic Law, and was due to end on March 30th.
“The Council of Ministers today approved the resolution that extends the declaration of the alert situation, within the scope of the covid-19 disease pandemic, until 23:59 on April 18, 2022”, says the statement.
Among the measures that remain in force is the mandatory use of a mask in public indoor spaces, health services and transport.
For those who do not have the booster dose of the vaccine against covid-19, a negative covid test remains mandatory for visits to homes and health establishments, taking into account that they are groups of special vulnerability.