"My conviction has been formed (...) regarding the renewal of the state of emergency until May 1st, at around midnight," said Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa in a communication to the country from the Palace of Belém, in Lisbon.

Today Portugal registers 435 deaths associated with covid-19, 26 more than on Thursday, and 15,472 infected (more 1,516), according to the epidemiological bulletin released by the Directorate-General for Health (DGS).