Filter for Portugal Government Actions to Stop the Spread of Coronavirus

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2020-09-14 Out Social distancing: Schools closure 
Academic year 2020/2021 starts from September 14th to 17th
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2020-07-17 In Social distancing: Limit public gatherings
Incentives for public workers to work in the countryside published in Diário da República
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2020-07-15 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Government with direct support of 90 million euros to create jobs
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2020-07-13 In Socio-economic measures: Emergency administrative structures activated or established
the Lisbon Metropolitan Area in a contingency situation and the 19 parishes concerned in a calamity situation, maintaining the rules currently in force throughout the AML
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2020-07-13 In Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
prohibition of sale of alcohol at service stations, after 8 pm in any establishment,
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2020-07-13 In Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
the closure of most establishments at 8 pm.
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2020-07-13 In Socio-economic measures: Emergency administrative structures activated or established
The Government has decided that it will keep the country on alert
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2020-07-08 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Government will continue to support companies to stimulate the economy
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2020-07-07 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
New credit line for micro and small businesses will be available
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2020-07-02 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Government approves social support under the Economic and Social Stabilization Program
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2020-07-01 In Public health measures: Other public health measures enforced
Ensuring best safety practices in public transport - «That trains are properly sanitized, that the people who travel in them always use the mask and that the distribution of people by the carriages avoids unnecessary crowds ».
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2020-07-01 Out Movement restrictions: Border closure 
Portugal and Spain marked the reopening of borders to the free movement of people with a ceremony held in the border cities of Badajoz and Elvas.
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2020-06-30 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
The European Commission approved on 10 June a Portuguese emergency aid to TAP, a state support of 1,200 million euros to meet immediate liquidity needs with predetermined conditions for its repayment.
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2020-06-30 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
«When we talk about TAP, we cannot be limited to the result of TAP as a company», because «almost 90% of our tourists arrive by air, and half arrive by TAP», which is still «an instrument of national development, of job promotion, "he said.
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2020-06-27 In Public health measures: Other public health measures enforced
Agriculture reinforces specific Covid-19 prevention guidelines at harvest time
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2020-06-25 In Socio-economic measures: Emergency administrative structures activated or established
The Council of Ministers «approved the resolution that gives continuity to the deflationary process started on April 30, declaring the situation of alert, contingency and calamity, depending on the territory, with effect from 00:00 on July 1 and until 23:59 July 14, 2020
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2020-06-25 In Social distancing: Limit public gatherings
The concentrations of people are limited to 20 in the areas where the alert situation is declared, 10 in the areas where the contingency situation is declared and five in the areas where the calamity situation is declared.
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2020-06-25 In Movement restrictions: Surveillance and monitoring
Violations of the rules of occupation, permanence and physical distance, rules regarding the use of masks or visors, rules for suspending the operation of certain establishments that must remain closed, rules concerning the opening hours of retail stores or the provision of services. services, or maximum transport capacity rules can be fined from 100 to 500 euros in the case of natural persons and from 1000 to 5000 euros in the case of legal persons.
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2020-06-25 In Movement restrictions: Surveillance and monitoring
Inspection is the responsibility of the Republican National Guard, the Public Security Police, the Maritime Police, the Food and Economic Security Authority and the Municipal Police.
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2020-06-24 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Schools will serve meals to students of School Social Action until the end of July
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2020-06-24 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
Clean & Safe seal adds more than 17 thousand members in just two months
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2020-06-23 In Social distancing: Changes in prison-related policies
42 of the 49 prisons are already prepared to resume visits to prisoners, in "health security conditions", which implied "an enormous effort to adapt spaces".
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2020-06-23 In Movement restrictions: Surveillance and monitoring
the operational activity of the security forces and services and rescue services operating in the AML, within the scope of the implementation of the present regime, can be reinforced, if necessary, by personnel from other geographic areas,
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2020-06-23 In Public health measures: Other public health measures enforced
As for shopping centers, the Prime Minister said that "more attention will be needed" and that "they will be more inspected", "both in the control of the number of entrances", and in the circulation made inside, which should be "unidirectional" .
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2020-06-23 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
"stronger articulation between municipalities and health authorities is foreseen, with a view to shortening the deadlines for notification of laboratory results; shorten the deadlines for carrying out epidemiological surveys; and significantly reinforce surveillance visits to ensure compliance with mandatory confinements
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2020-06-23 In Public health measures: Testing policy
"stronger articulation between municipalities and health authorities is foreseen, with a view to shortening the deadlines for notification of laboratory results; shorten the deadlines for carrying out epidemiological surveys; and significantly reinforce surveillance visits to ensure compliance with mandatory confinements
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2020-06-23 In Movement restrictions: Surveillance and monitoring
"stronger articulation between municipalities and health authorities is foreseen, with a view to shortening the deadlines for notification of laboratory results; shorten the deadlines for carrying out epidemiological surveys; and significantly reinforce surveillance visits to ensure compliance with mandatory confinements
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2020-06-23 In Social distancing: Limit public gatherings
the access, circulation or permanence of people in spaces frequented by the public, as well as the concentrations of people on the public road, are limited to 10 people, unless they belong to the same household.
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2020-06-23 In Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
all retail and service establishments - as well as those in commercial establishments - close at 8 pm, with the exception of catering establishments, as long as it is for meal service in the establishment itself.
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2020-06-18 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
the framework of the Economic and Social Stabilization Program and aims to "maintain employment contracts in situations of business crisis" and "employment protection, within the scope of the pandemic. Covid-19".
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2020-06-16 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Digitization of trade and services is "absolutely essential"
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2020-06-16 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Supplementary Budget invests in health, social support and preservation of companies
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2020-06-15 Out Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
the restrictions that still exist will be eliminated
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2020-06-15 Out Movement restrictions: Domestic travel restrictions
the restrictions that still exist will be eliminated
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2020-06-15 Out Movement restrictions: Border closure 
the opening of borders flights to European countries on the 15th
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2020-06-15 In Socio-economic measures: State of emergency declared
State of calamity remains in effect until July 1, said Prime Minister
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2020-06-15 Out Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
air routes will be reactivated, existing restrictions on air traffic will be lifted and a collective effort will be made, within the framework of the European Union, so that tourism resumes its activity
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2020-06-15 Out Movement restrictions: International flights suspension
air routes will be reactivated, existing restrictions on air traffic will be lifted and a collective effort will be made, within the framework of the European Union, so that tourism resumes its activity
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2020-06-12 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
increase of 504.4 million euros for health in the State Budget for 2020 will ensure that Portugal has more instruments to continue investment in the sector.
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2020-06-08 Out Public health measures: Awareness campaigns
Prime Minister António Costa appealed to the Portuguese to "leave safely", taking extra care, namely in the week of 8 to 14 June, which has two holidays.
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2020-06-06 Out Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
June 6 was confirmed as the opening date of the bathing season
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2020-06-04 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Government approves Economic and Social Stabilization Program to stabilize economy and society by the end of the year
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2020-06-02 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Portugal strengthens international cooperation in the face of the pandemic crisis
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2020-06-02 Out Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
Faro Airport open
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2020-06-01 Out Public health measures: Other public health measures enforced
restricted to 2/3 the maximum capacity of private passenger transport vehicles, namely, vans for the transport of civil construction personnel, and the use of a mask is mandatory
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2020-06-01 In Social distancing: Limit public gatherings
Crowds of more than 10 people are prohibited
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2020-06-01 Out Social distancing: Limit public gatherings
Crowds of more than 20 people are prohibited
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2020-06-01 Out Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
stores or restaurants in shopping centers can reopen
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2020-06-01 Out Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
Citizen Stores reopen on June 1
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2020-06-01 Out Social distancing: Limit public gatherings
The rules on teleworking are no longer mandatory, and the general rule that teleworking depends on an agreement between the employer and the employee" comes back into force.
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2020-06-01 Out Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
For all restaurants, the maximum 50% capacity rule disappears, but the minimum distance of 1.5m is maintained, provided that a waterproof physical barrier is placed between customers
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2020-06-01 Out Public health measures: Other public health measures enforced
For all restaurants, the maximum 50% capacity rule disappears, but the minimum distance of 1.5m is maintained, provided that a waterproof physical barrier is placed between customers
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2020-06-01 Out Social distancing: Schools closure 
Pre-school education establishments are also reopened and the opening of daycare centers is widespread.
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2020-06-01 Out Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
gyms can also reopen, with the ban on the use of showers and the safety distance between practitioners, safety standards. disinfection, protection of employees and for regulars at the entrance and exits.
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2020-06-01 Out Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
theaters, theaters and cinemas can reopen, as of June 1, with all the queues occupied and an interval between spectators, who will be forced to wear a mask . The outdoor shows, in turn, will have designated places.
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2020-06-01 Out Public health measures: Other public health measures enforced
theaters, theaters and cinemas can reopen, as of June 1, with all the queues occupied and an interval between spectators, who will be forced to wear a mask . The outdoor shows, in turn, will have designated places.
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2020-06-01 In Social distancing: Limit public gatherings
theaters, theaters and cinemas can reopen, as of June 1, with all the queues occupied and an interval between spectators, who will be forced to wear a mask . The outdoor shows, in turn, will have designated places.
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2020-05-30 Out Social distancing: Limit public gatherings
community religious ceremonies will be able to take place
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2020-05-30 Out Social distancing: Limit public gatherings
community religious celebrations will resume from 30 May.
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2020-05-30 Out Social distancing: Limit public gatherings
Indoor, team or combat sports will continue to be prohibited, with the exception of the completion of the official competitions of the first professional football league (with no audience) from the end of May.
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2020-05-28 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Clean & Safe stamp was highlighted at the World Tourism Organization to distinguish tourist activities, and others related also to the sector, which ensure compliance with hygiene requirements and cleaning to prevent and control Covid-19 and other possible infections
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2020-05-22 In Movement restrictions: Surveillance and monitoring
Minister of Internal Administration highlights work of SEF and GNR in restoring borders
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2020-05-21 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Parliament approves Government proposal to extend support for rent payments
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2020-05-20 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Companies have already received 284 million euros through the simplified layoff scheme
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2020-05-20 In Public health measures: Other public health measures enforced
With a global allocation of 50 million euros, Adaptar Microempresas aims to create support for the adaptation of very small companies to the security restrictions imposed by Covid-19.
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2020-05-20 In Public health measures: Mass population testing
From 11500 tests per day in April, we moved to 13800 daily tests between 1 and 15 May. In the last week, the average was 15400 and May 15 was the day with the most tests, with almost 20 thousand
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2020-05-19 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Government reprogrammed 300 million euros of European funds during the last month for areas such as education, health and cultural facilities.
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2020-05-19 In Movement restrictions: Surveillance and monitoring
Assessment of the first fortnight of the calamity situation is "prudently encouraging"
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2020-05-18 Out Social distancing: Schools closure 
The reopening of classroom activities in the 11th and 12th years and the 2nd and 3rd of other secondary education training offers, limited to core subjects for access to higher education, and with limited hours, from May 18, all of whom are required to wear a community mask dispensed by the school.
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2020-05-18 Out Social distancing: Schools closure 
The reopening of daycare centers will also take place on May 18, with family support measures in force until June 1, so that they can choose the date of placement of children in the daycare center.
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2020-05-18 Out Social distancing: Schools closure 
the Government has defined a transition period for the opening of the daycare centers, between May 18 and June 1, so that families can choose to leave the children in the daycare centers or stay with them at home, maintaining this support.
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2020-05-18 Out Social distancing: Schools closure 
Face-to-face teaching activities will be restarted, this school year, for students in the 11th and 12th years of schooling and in the 2nd and 3rd years of dual certification courses in secondary education and for students attending the special education establishments.
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2020-05-18 Out Social distancing: Schools closure 
Secondary subjects of the year in which the respective exams are carried out are carried out in person. Thus, triennial subjects only have face-to-face classes in the 12th year.
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2020-05-18 Out Social distancing: Schools closure 
face- to- face classes for the 11th and 12th grade students will start again , on May 18th.
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2020-05-18 Out Social distancing: Limit public gatherings
Stores up to 400 m2 or larger that limit their floor area to 400 m2, and restaurants, cafes and pastry shops will no longer be limited to home delivery or take-away and may once again receive customers with a 50% capacity limit , starting on May 18th.
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2020-05-18 Out Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
On Monday, May 18, International Museum Day, a symbolic date, we will reopen all museums, palaces, monuments and archaeological sites".
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2020-05-18 In Public health measures: Other public health measures enforced
Rules are defined for the reorganization of spaces, classes and school hours, which ensure compliance with the guidelines of the health authorities / Directorate-General for Health, namely in terms of hygiene and physical distance; carrying out tests and exams; the filling of temporary needs for teaching staff, namely, to fill the absence of teachers in risk groups, through medical certification; and the management of non-teaching staff in school clusters, namely by relocating them to establishments in the same group when the education or teaching establishment where they normally perform functions is temporarily closed.
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2020-05-18 Out Social distancing: Schools closure 
Government prepares reopening of daycare centers "We already have a base of guidelines that will be made available this week by all daycare centers", where safety rules are defined, "so that this reopening is done in the safest, most peaceful way",
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2020-05-16 In Public health measures: Awareness campaigns
The civic spirit of the Portuguese has been the key to our success in containing the pandemic and, therefore, it will also be the key to freeing ourselves safely, said Prime Minister António Costa
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2020-05-16 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
New package of exceptional measures to support the agricultural sector, worth around 140 million euros, aimed at mitigating the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic.
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2020-05-15 Out Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
stores up to 400 square meters will be reopened, stores over 400 square meters that limit the floor area to 400 square meters and stores that, having an area greater than 400 square meters, can have municipal authorization to reopen.
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2020-05-15 In Social distancing: Limit public gatherings
Government launches Clean & Safe seal for restaurants
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2020-05-13 In Movement restrictions: International flights suspension
Government extends flight ban until June 15. The Government extended the ban on flights to and from Portugal to and from countries outside the European Union, between 18 May and 15 June, through an order signed by Prime Minister António Costa published in the Diário da República Eletrônico.
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2020-05-13 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Portugal sets up operation to support the fight against Covid-19 in São Tomé and Príncipe
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2020-05-13 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
Study to monitor immunity in the Portuguese population «is already on the ground»
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2020-05-13 In Public health measures: Psychological assistance and medical social work
Government highlights measures to combat inequalities in a pandemic scenario
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2020-05-12 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
Government prepares measures to minimize pandemic impact on the fire fighting system
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2020-05-12 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Agriculture announces ten million euros to support the wine sector
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2020-05-12 Out Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
Open4Business platform shows open establishments
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2020-05-11 Out Social distancing: Schools closure 
The Minister of Science, Technology and Higher Education, Manuel Heitor, called on universities and polytechnics to start this month to resume face-to-face activity - interrupted by the Covid-19 pandemic - to prepare for the next school year.
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2020-05-08 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Extraordinary update to min pension starts to be paid to 1.9 million pensioners
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2020-05-08 In Public health measures: Other public health measures enforced
Training on disinfection and cleaning «is being carried out in schools in the north and south of the country by Air Force personnel
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2020-05-08 In Public health measures: Awareness campaigns
Prime Minister António Costa said that Portugal’s biggest challenge at the moment is "giving people confidence" so that the economy can resume and jobs are secured.
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2020-05-08 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
The hospital ventilators project developed by CEIIA "transformed Portuguese industry, Portuguese science and the spirit that the Portuguese can have in our country and in the relaunch of the economy", not only "based on what we were already doing well" but "on what we learned in these hard two months of struggle for survival », said Prime Minister António Costa.
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2020-05-07 In Public health measures: Other public health measures enforced
The decree-law was approved, which establishes support for local authorities for the installation of acrylic protection barriers in face-to-face service posts in Citizen Spaces and Citizen Stores whose management is the responsibility of local authorities.
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2020-05-07 In Public health measures: Other public health measures enforced
In public transport, the Government «adopted measures for public management companies, followed the efforts of metropolitan areas and municipalities in the transport under its management, and national and metropolitan transport authorities are taking action to ensure the improvement of supply, capacity limits and hygiene conditions in private companies »that provide this public service.
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2020-05-07 In Public health measures: Mass population testing
Testing of household workers in the Northern Region is complete. more than 24,000 tests were carried out on employees of about 900 institutions across the Northern Region. The results already obtained point to an infection rate of less than 2%.
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2020-05-07 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
In the case of shows whose date takes place between the period of 28 February 2020 and 30 September 2020, and which are not performed due to a fact attributable to the outbreak of the Covid-19 disease pandemic, of a voucher of equal value to the price of the ticket paid, guaranteeing the rights of consumers.
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2020-05-07 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
The decree-law establishing an exceptional and provisional regime for commercial practices with reduced prices was approved, following the lifting of restrictive measures adopted during the state of emergency.
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2020-05-07 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Approval of Exceptional and temporary arrangements in insurance contracts
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2020-05-07 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
The decree-law establishing an experimental regime for the remote realization of authentic acts, terms of authentication of private documents and recognitions was approved.
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2020-05-07 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Pandemic made it clear that the welfare state is a fundamental pillar of a decent society
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2020-05-07 In Movement restrictions: Surveillance and monitoring
The Government also reinforced «the administrative and executive powers of inspectors to curb any risk of abuse» the Authority for Working Conditions «published rules on working hours and rhythms, clarified that the right to full and timely payment of wages is not suspended , and that substitution and support measures are not alternatives to the duty to pay salaries on time ".
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2020-05-07 In Social distancing: Limit public gatherings
it is necessary to prohibit the holding of festivals and shows of a similar nature, until September 30, 2020, and the adoption of an exceptional regime aimed at festivals and shows of a similar nature that cannot be held in place, scheduled day or time due to the pandemic.
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2020-05-06 In Socio-economic measures: Military deployment
the Portuguese military has given support to society in various aspects, such as the distribution of food, the creation of temporary reception centers or the disinfection of schools and homes, which has been done "in an extremely effective way".
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2020-05-06 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Public Social Security is the instrument to "leave no one behind in this crisis"
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2020-05-05 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Government highlights measures approved to support fisheries and aquaculture sector
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2020-05-05 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Social Security services will be reinforced with workers from other sectors of public administration
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2020-05-05 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Internal market "will be fundamental" to resume tourism in 2020
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2020-05-05 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
Minister of Health said that Portugal increased the response to patients in need of intensive care during the opening of a new unit in Matosinhos.
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2020-05-04 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
The two State Laboratories cooperate in the diagnosis of Covid-19.
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2020-05-04 In Public health measures: Other public health measures enforced
wearing a mask will be mandatory when traveling on public transport, which will see its limited capacity and capacity, as well as in workplaces where justified.
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2020-05-04 In Public health measures: Mass population testing
Currently, the installed capacity in INIAV laboratories will allow 400 to 500 tests to be carried out per day. The Minister of Agriculture, Maria do Céu Albuquerque, said that "INIAV is in the process of acquiring more equipment (nucleic acid extraction robots and real-time PCR equipment)" and that "its response capacity should be tripled in the month of June ». «In addition to this, INIAV will also undergo the validation of commercial kits for the diagnosis of SARS-CoV-2, which will later be introduced on the Portuguese market.
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2020-05-04 In Public health measures: Mass population testing
The testing of childcare employees is part of a national screening program, which provides for the screening of the disease in about 29 thousand workers from more than two thousand daycare centers across the country.
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2020-05-04 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Portugal contributes 10 million euros to the initiative "Global response to Covid-19"
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2020-05-04 Out Socio-economic measures: Emergency administrative structures activated or established
The plan for moving from a state of emergency to that of calamity has "a schedule of measures that comes into force every 15 days" - 4 and 18 May and 1 June - and, "after each of these phases, we will assess whether we are in a position, as we wish, to be able to take the next step ».
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2020-05-04 In Social distancing: Limit public gatherings
Mandatory teleworking will be maintained throughout the month of May and the Minister said that it will be reevaluated in June, in order to make room for it to return with limitations.
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2020-05-04 Out Social distancing: Limit public gatherings
"In public transport, there will be rules limiting 2/3 of its capacity, very demanding hygiene and cleaning standards, and the use of a community mask will be mandatory for all users,"
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2020-05-04 Out Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
reopening of the deconcentrated branches of public services, but with prior appointment by telephone or online, from 4 May.
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2020-05-04 Out Social distancing: Limit public gatherings
the ban on any event or gathering of more than 10 people will remain, although at funerals, it is up to the mayors to define the maximum number of people who can participate, and in the religious service, restrictions on community celebrations are lifted
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2020-05-04 In Social distancing: Limit public gatherings
National beaches will have a maximum capacity of bathers during the bathing season, following the pandemic, which will be calculated according to the "load capacity" of each beach, said the Blue Flag Program coordinator.
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2020-05-03 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
Portuguese industry has the capacity to produce more than one million masks daily and that it is starting to export, even though the priority is to supply the domestic market. .
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2020-04-27 Out Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
Carris stores and kiosks will reopen to the public on Monday, with safety rules adapted to the covid-19 prevention measures, announced the road transport company in the Lisbon region.
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2020-04-24 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Portugal will give vouchers to tourists forced to cancel their holiday plans in Portugal because of the coronavirus pandemic, allowing them to reschedule trips until the end of 2021.
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2020-04-24 In Movement restrictions: Domestic travel restrictions
It is forbidden to move between municipalities on the weekend of the 1st of May "We must maintain the greatest possible degree of isolation to continue to succeed in controlling the pandemic," said the Prime Minister
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2020-04-24 In Movement restrictions: Surveillance and monitoring
National Action by the Authority for Working Conditions has already inspected more than 1000 companies
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2020-04-24 In Movement restrictions: Surveillance and monitoring
Two drones will support the PSP during the weekend in reinforced policing to stop any breaches of the duty of isolation in the maritime areas of Matosinhos, Vila do Conde and Póvoa de Varzim, said a police source on 24 April.
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2020-04-24 In Public health measures: Mass population testing
Diagnostic testing program in nursing homes with more than 17,000 tests performed. The program currently has more than ten partners, including universities, polytechnics and research units. Launched with the aim of curbing the spread of the disease in nursing homes, through testing all workers and users with symptoms, this preventive program is complementary to other measures already enacted by the Government and adopted by the various entities, such as the proper separation of users and the correct use of personal protective equipment. So far, around two hundred institutions have been tested across the country.
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2020-04-24 In Public health measures: Psychological assistance and medical social work
The Regional Section of the Centro dos Ordem dos Médicos (SRCOM) has announced the creation of a support group to guarantee the well-being for those who are fighting the Covid-19 pandemic.
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2020-04-24 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
The Minister of Agriculture, Maria do Céu Albuquerque, followed the operation of companies in the meat sector and horticultural companies, in the context of the Covid-19 pandemic.
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2020-04-23 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Council of Ministers approves draft law to support municipalities in combating Covid-19. Expenses will be eligible for the Municipal Social Fund and moratoria on payments to the Municipal Support Fund will be introduced
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2020-04-23 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
Consortium of companies and universities established to produce swabs. Swabs, necessary for Covid-19 tests, are an example of the mobilization of industry and national universities to combat the pandemic
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2020-04-22 In Public health measures: Awareness campaigns
Deaf citizens have a video call service platform at the Contact Center of the National Health Service - SNS24. This line started operating on April 21, and has six Portuguese Sign Language interpreters who will provide assistance 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to ensure the clarification of these people.
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2020-04-22 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Portugal govt banned "redundancies and the distribution of dividends in companies to which the State has granted support, whether those benefiting from lay-offs or those benefiting from access lines.
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2020-04-22 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Government has not postponed the increase in the civil service, nor the increases in pensioners, and there is also no "reason to prevent companies from distributing dividends if they do not benefit from State aid"
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2020-04-22 Out Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
Awareness campaign of foreign agricultural workers. The Minister of Internal Administration, Eduardo Cabrita, affirmed that the information actions on the pandemic aimed at foreign agricultural workers are important to defend themselves and the community, but also to maintain an essential activity for the population. Not applicable 22/04/2020 Portugal Govt Government https://www.portugal.gov.pt/pt/gc22/comunicacao/noticia?i=ministros-acompanharam-campanha-sensibilizacao-de-trabalhadores-agricolas-estrangeiros-em-olhao
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2020-04-22 In Public health measures: Awareness campaigns
Awareness campaign of foreign agricultural workers. The Minister of Internal Administration, Eduardo Cabrita, affirmed that the information actions on the pandemic aimed at foreign agricultural workers are important to defend themselves and the community, but also to maintain an essential activity for the population.
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2020-04-21 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
The Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT) will finance 66 research and development (R&D) projects through the support of RESEARCH 4 COVID-19, an exceptional funding line launched by FCT, in collaboration with the Agency for Clinical Research and Innovation Biomedical (AICIB), to support R&D activities already underway or to be developed and that respond to the needs of the National Health Service (SNS) to combat the Covid-19 pandemic.
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2020-04-20 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
the Government is implementing programs to relocate people, namely in the social sector.
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2020-04-20 In Social distancing: Limit public gatherings
Prime Minister meets with Cardinal Patriarch of Lisbon. We must "make the celebration of faith compatible with the rules of social protection to stop the pandemic", said the Prime Minister
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2020-04-20 In Public health measures: Psychological assistance and medical social work
Practical guide on health and safety in teleworking in Public Administration available. The Directorate-General for Administration and Public Employment and the Authority for Working Conditions have provided a practical guide for safety and health in teleworking for the Public Administration. This guide provides guidance on a wide range of situations that arise in this new work context in which thousands of workers find themselves.
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2020-04-20 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
Military Laboratory quadrupled daily production of disinfectant gel. 700 thousand personal protective equipment stored in the Military Laboratory were sent for distribution to nursing homes
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2020-04-20 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
Plane arrives in Lisbon with 65 ventilators
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2020-04-20 In Social distancing: Schools closure 
Portuguese students start classes via TV. Over 100 teachers from public and private schools are taking part in the daily transmissions for the distance learning programme created by the Ministry of Education
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2020-04-20 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
TAP-Air Portugal negotiates a loan with a syndicate led by the ICBC
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2020-04-19 In Public health measures: Psychological assistance and medical social work
to respond to a possible demand for mental health services, responses are already planned and underway at the level of primary health care and also in hospitals.
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2020-04-18 In Movement restrictions: Border closure 
The borders between Portugal and Spain will remain closed, at least until 15 May, announced the Minister of Internal Administration, with the border closure affecting both land and air travel.
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2020-04-18 In Socio-economic measures: State of emergency declared
Third period of state of emergency began April 18 with little difference compared to the previous fortnight, but with no sanitary fence in the municipality of Ovar and with limits for the celebrations of the 1st May.
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2020-04-18 Out Lockdown: Partial lockdown
lifting of the sanitary fence in Ovar, which ceased to operate at midnight, even though "through the application of special limitations", such as restrictions on freedom of movement
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2020-04-18 In Movement restrictions: Domestic travel restrictions
restrictions on freedom of movement
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2020-04-17 In Movement restrictions: International flights suspension
extended the suspension of flights to and from outside the European Union by 30 days until May 17
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2020-04-17 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Government imposed a 15% max limit on profit businesses can make selling protective equipment, such as gloves and masks, as well as hand sanitizer.The move follows a promise by Prime Minister Costa on Thursday that the government would ensure masks and hand gel were available en masse in the coming fortnight.
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2020-04-17 In Movement restrictions: Border closure 
Overland travel into Portugal will be possible only for Portuguese citizens, residents, and workers. Border crossing will only be possible in nine localities (Valença, Quintanilha, Vilaverde (Norte region), Vilar Formoso, Termas de Monfortinho, (Centro region), Marvão, Caia, Vilaverde de Ficalho (Alentejo region), Vila Real de Santo António (Algarve region).
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2020-04-17 In Public health measures: Awareness campaigns
Keep normal vaccination schedule. The Director-General of Health has asked the Portuguese not to postpone vaccinations, namely for children up to 12 months, pregnant women or the chronically ill, as it is "absolutely essential to prevent" other outbreaks besides Covid -19.
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2020-04-17 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Ministry of Agriculture encourages students to take up jobs in agriculture with the promise of no income tax on earnings up to 2,194 euros during the summer holidays, after producers of berries and other fruits expressed concerns about a lack of manual labor in the run-up to the harvest season. Workers temporarily furloughed from their jobs during the coronavirus crisis can also apply to work in the fields, the ministry said.
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2020-04-17 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Government buys media advertising in advance. Measure aims to support the sector that has been instrumental in combating the pandemic caused by Covid-19
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2020-04-17 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Portugal 2020 encourages national production of goods and services to combat Covid-19. Global amount of funds that can be used by companies and research entities is 69 million euros
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2020-04-16 In Public health measures: Requirement to wear protective gear in public
The municipality of Portimao in southern Portugal and the Madeira Islands said they would distribute 250,000 masks to their populations from next week, after health authorities reported on Monday they were considering making the use of masks obligatory in closed public spaces.
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2020-04-14 Out Social distancing: Schools closure 
The Prime Minister announced today that for students up until the 9th year, the entire third period will continue with distance learning, with assessment, but without tests or exams.
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2020-04-13 In Movement restrictions: International flights suspension
Extended SoE: Portugal will also shut down all airports for passenger traffic during the Easter period, between the 9th and 13th of this month, except for State, cargo or humanitarian flights.
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2020-04-12 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
The second plane chartered by the Portuguese State to transport medical equipment from China arrived in Lisbon today, with 700,000 respiratory protection masks, visors and gloves, destined for the National Health System, announced the Portuguese embassy.
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2020-04-11 In Public health measures: Psychological assistance and medical social work
Government creates temporary structures for victims of domestic violence
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2020-04-10 In Public health measures: Awareness campaigns
Civil protection messages sent to 10.5 million mobile phones: "COVID19: Special circulation restrictions 9 to 13 April. This Easter stay at home. Prevent contagion. Info at covid19estamoson.gov.pt / www.prociv.pt / ANEPC ", was the SMS content received in Portuguese and in English.
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2020-04-10 In Socio-economic measures: State of emergency declared
Portugal state of emergency to be extended until May 1
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2020-04-09 In Movement restrictions: Domestic travel restrictions
Extended SoE: Domestic travel banned from April 9-13 (Easter period). People will not be allowed to travel outside the municipalities where they live during the five-day period, except for work reasons
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2020-04-06 In Public health measures: Awareness campaigns
mobile application Estamos ON - Covid19 is available for iOS and Android.
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2020-04-03 In Socio-economic measures: Emergency administrative structures activated or established
Extended SoE:During the validity of the state of emergency, the possibility of terminating the employment contracts of health professionals linked to services and establishments integrated in the National Health Service is temporarily and exceptionally suspended.
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2020-04-03 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Extended SoE:The Government will take the necessary and indispensable measures to guarantee normality in the "production, transport, distribution and supply of agricultural and livestock goods and services, and those essential to the agrifood chain".
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2020-04-03 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Extended SoE: Free movement of goods - Movement restrictions, including in municipalities where a sanitary fence has been determined, do not affect the free movement of goods.
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2020-04-03 In Social distancing: Limit public gatherings
Extended SoE:Passenger vehicles have their capacity reduced to one third of the maximum number of seats available to "guarantee the adequate distance between transport users".
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2020-04-03 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
Extended SoE:Civil requisition - Any goods or services from legal persons under public or private law that may be necessary to combat the covid-19 pandemic may be requested, namely health equipment, respiratory protection masks or ventilators, which are in stock or which come to produced by decision of health authorities or civil protection authorities.
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2020-04-03 In Public health measures: Awareness campaigns
Extended SoE:Retail or service establishments that continue to operate must give priority to "persons subject to a special duty of protection", as well as health professionals, members of the security, protection and rescue forces and services, armed forces personnel and the provision of social support services.
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2020-04-03 In Public health measures: General recommendations
Extended SoE: Foreign Minister asks emigrants not to come home
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2020-04-03 In Lockdown: Partial lockdown
Extended SoE:The rules already enacted in the first period of state of emergency remain, including the duty of home isolation, leaving only for strictly necessary situations.
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2020-04-03 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Extended SoE:The Govt has announced the reinforcement of the means and powers of the Authority for Working Conditions (ACT), allowing that whenever there is evidence of an illegal dismissal, the labour inspector draws up a report and notifies the employer to rectify the situation.
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2020-04-03 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Extended SoE:Parliament approves legislation providing for moratorium on payment of rent for tenants in difficulties during the state of emergency and the following month
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2020-04-03 In Social distancing: Limit public gatherings
Extended SoE:In retail or service establishments that maintain activity, "a minimum distance of two metres between people" must be guaranteed.
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2020-04-03 In Socio-economic measures: State of emergency declared
Portugal begins another 15 days of state of emergency until April 17. The state of emergency has been in force in Portugal since March 19 and, according to the Constitution, cannot last longer than 15 days, without prejudice to any renewals with the same time limit
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2020-04-02 In Social distancing: Changes in prison-related policies
Extended SoE: To avoid the spread of coronavirus in prisons, the government decided to give partial pardons to those facing two-year prison sentences or those who only have two years left behind bars.
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2020-03-29 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
More than 4,500 doctors responded to the president’s call to reinforce the National Health Service (SNS) during the covid-19 pandemic, the Ordem dos Médicos (OM) announced.
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2020-03-29 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
The General Directorate of Health published on Sunday, the standard 007/2020 - Prevention and Infection Control for SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19): Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) - repealing orientation 003/2020 , released in late January. The goal, reads the document is to define the proper use by healthcare professionals, the EPI, because only then it is possible to ensure both the protection and complete security of business and sustainability of access to equipment. The overall management strategy, access and use of PPE is based on three principles: minimizing the need of the equipment, its proper use and optimization of access to it.
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2020-03-29 In Public health measures: Awareness campaigns
The President of the Republic has asked the Portuguese people to continue to respect the rules of containment to combat the covid-19 outbreak during the Easter period, considering that it is a collective task that " Portugal is winning ".
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2020-03-28 In Socio-economic measures: Emergency administrative structures activated or established
All foreigners in Portugal with pending applications will be treated as permanent residents from Monday until at least July 1, authorities said on Saturday (March 28), to ensure migrants have access to public services during the coronavirus outbreak.
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2020-03-28 In Public health measures: Awareness campaigns
About 500 police officers were involved this weekend in more than 80 operations in the municipalities of the Lisbon Metropolitan Area to raise awareness of the rules of the state of emergency enacted due to the covid-19 pandemic.
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2020-03-27 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Companies that are forced to close due to the state of national emergency will be able to access the simplified ‘lay-off’, said the Minister of State, Economy and Digital Transition, Pedro Siza Vieira.
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2020-03-27 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
Portugal received the first airplane with thousands of personal protective equipment, namely masks, suits and boot covers, to combat the Covid outbreak. -19. In total, 4.6 million masks of the type 2.56 thousand suits and 20 thousand copper boots were received.
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2020-03-26 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
Guidelines and info published for private companies who would like to assist with manufacturing of medical and safety equipment
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2020-03-26 In Public health measures: General recommendations
Social isolation recommendations for mental health from the Government
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2020-03-26 In Public health measures: Testing policy
Covid-19 testing protocol determined for Mitigating Phase.
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2020-03-26 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
The covid-19 pandemic mitigation phase came into force today, 26 March, in Portugal, as determined by the Directorate-General for Health (DGS), involving the entire health system, public and private. The mitigation phase is the third and most severe response to the covid-19 disease and is activated when there is local transmission, in a closed environment, and / or community transmission.
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2020-03-25 In Movement restrictions: International flights suspension
The Government today announced the continuation of the March 10th suspension of flights to and from Italy for another 14 days to April 7, excluding "State aircraft, flights for the exclusive transportation of cargo and mail , as well as flights of a humanitarian or medical emergency nature and technical stopovers for non-commercial purposes
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2020-03-23 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
Portugal will adopt a new model of treatment for those infected with the covid-19 virus next week, which includes increased monitoring at home, the Minister of Health said today.
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2020-03-22 In Socio-economic measures: State of emergency declared
The National Emergency State will take effect at midnight on Sunday, March 22, and lasts for 15 days, ending on April 5, Sunday
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2020-03-21 In Movement restrictions: Surveillance and monitoring
The security forces and services will have a daily list of people who are required to be quarantined due to the covid-19 pandemic, according to the Professional Association of Guarda (APG).
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2020-03-21 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Prime Minister, António Costa, has announced the automatic extension of the lease agreements for the unemployment benefit, as well as the solidarity supplement for the elderly.
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2020-03-21 In Social distancing: Limit public gatherings
The capacity of public transport will be reduced to one third of the maximum number of seats available and daily cleaning will have to be ensured, according to the government.
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2020-03-21 In Public health measures: Awareness campaigns
People over 70, the chronically ill, health professionals and security and protection and rescue forces, armed forces and people who provide social assistance have priority in commercial establishments, the Government decreed .
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2020-03-20 In Movement restrictions: Surveillance and monitoring
Diário de Notícias reports that police cars are already circulating in various locations using loud speakers, while drones are in the air monitoring various activities. Says the paper: "The Portuguese are going to see and hear PSP patrol cars, and occasionally police on foot. The vehicles will be equipped with megaphones and people in the street may be questioned on the motive for being there and their destination".
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2020-03-20 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
The first government plane will leave Portugal this weekend to collect medical supplies: masks, ventilators etc. confirms Secretary of State António Lacerda Sales. The plane, due to leave Beja tomorrow (Saturday) will be collecting 30 tons of supplies from China, writes TSF radio
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2020-03-20 In Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
From March 22, for at least 15 days, all non-essential businesses will be closed to customers, although restaurants will be allowed to provide takeaway services. Supermarkets, pharmacies, bakeries, petrol stations and banks will remain open but must implement capacity restrictions.
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2020-03-20 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Público reports the Portugal Govt will provide a €60 million line of credit which will allow for each worker in the tourism industry to receive €750 for three months. The money will be available for all businesses up to a maximum ceiling of €20,000 per business. The loan is extendable free of any form of interest payments, and can be repaid over a period of three years.
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2020-03-20 In Public health measures: Health screenings in airports and border crossings
ANA airports authority has declared that all Portuguese airports (Lisbon, Porto, Faro, Madeira and Ponta Delgada in the Azores) are to be fitted with infrared cameras to measure passengers body temperatures as they arrive. If people are discovered to have an elevated temperature, they will be immediately subjected to testing.
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2020-03-16 In Movement restrictions: Visa restrictions
Passengers of cruise ships are not allowed to disembark in Portuguese ports.
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2020-03-16 In Social distancing: Limit public gatherings
>1000 people
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2020-03-16 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
Health strenghtening measures
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2020-03-16 In Social distancing: Schools closure 
School and universities
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2020-03-16 In Socio-economic measures: Emergency administrative structures activated or established
Social measures for emergency times.
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2020-03-15 In Movement restrictions: International flights suspension
suspension of all passenger flights and rail traffic with Spain as of 15 March
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2020-03-15 In Movement restrictions: Border closure 
closure of border with Spain as of 15 March
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2020-03-13 In Social distancing: Limit public gatherings
closure of public institutions such as museums, pools
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2020-03-13 In Public health measures: Awareness campaigns
Government launches website on COVID-19 response plan
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2020-03-12 In Movement restrictions: Border closure 
closure of land and sea borders to tourists and travelers
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2020-03-12 In Social distancing: Limit public gatherings
The suspension of events with more than 100 people
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2020-03-12 In Social distancing: Limit public gatherings
The closure of all beaches to groups of over 5 people.
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2020-03-12 In Socio-economic measures: State of emergency declared
declaration of state of alert (not a state of emergency)
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2020-03-10 In Movement restrictions: International flights suspension
Flights from Portugal to Italy suspended
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2020-03-10 In Movement restrictions: International flights suspension
From and to Italy
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