“The Council of Ministers has approved the resolution that extends the declaration of the alert situation, within the scope of the Covid-19 disease pandemic, until 23:59 on March 30, 2022”, says the statement.

According to the Government, the resolution, which enters into force on March 23, keeps the measures currently in force unchanged.

Among the measures 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 test for the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus remains mandatory in visits to nursing homes and health establishments, taking into account that they are groups of special vulnerability.

According to the most recent data from the Directorate-General for Health, in Portugal, since March 2020, more than 21,300 people have died and more than 3.4 million cases of infection have been recorded.