Portugal has received 3 billion euros from the European Union to support economic recovery and save jobs amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Prime Minister António Costa said in a message published on his Twitter account the fund is going to finance measures to support workers who lost their jobs and were put on layoff, as well as independent entrepreneurs hampered by the isolation measures to contain the pandemic. The total amount of loan fund that Portugal will receive from the EU’s SURE programme is 5.9 billion euros.