President announces end of state of emergency

in News · 28-04-2020 15:08:00 · 10 Comments

The President of the Republic announced on 28 April that the state of emergency will end at midnight on 2 May and that Portugal will enter an opening phase in small steps.

"The state of emergency will cease to be in force after this second renewal on the 2nd at midnight. It is hoped that it will not be necessary in the future to resort to the state of emergency again. If necessary, this will be considered," said Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa.

According to the head of state, who was speaking to journalists at Infarmed in Lisbon, Portugal will now enter a "third phase" of combating the spread of covid-19, which "remains in control of the situation", but with "a recovery or an opening - any of the terms may apply - with small steps".


Portugal response is greatly exaggerated and cause great harm to the society and economy. Better to use the Sweden strategy and let the society remain open. Here’s a link to Sweden professor of medical epidemiology Giesecke:

By Fredrik Bermar from Algarve on 01-05-2020 07:07

Its really a good news. We know that we have to take care safety instructions before this emergency ends.

By Lalit Sareen from Lisbon on 29-04-2020 03:55

I think that
During to covid 19
Lockdown should not end on 2 midnight 2020 because now situation is critical to all over world...
And countries could not able to make vaccine for corona virus...may be it will be very harmful for portugol

By Raheja Manish from Lisbon on 29-04-2020 10:15

there was no lockdown in Portugal...that's why the number of patients is increasing rapidly. If emergency open then it will be more danger..

By RAJU from Lisbon on 29-04-2020 09:48

I've been praying hard to see Portugal back to life again. It has been hard. This memory will never fade away but the willing to live, is even more stronger than ever. What's next, is to find a job and get my "engine" moving. God blesses you always Portugal.

By Julie from Lisbon on 29-04-2020 02:09

I do believe that Portugal should have extended the emergency for another 15 days. The curve has not flattened convincingly enough to relax the containment. I also endorse respected PM´s opinion that we cannot add "crisis to crisis".....but Portugal could have been a bit more patient.
Thank you
Well wisher

By I C from Other on 29-04-2020 12:25

With due respect to President´s announcement, I would like to still voice my opinion that Portugal should have waited for at least 15 days more.

By I C from Other on 28-04-2020 10:37

Thank goodness! Stay safe! Good luck!

By Bruce Kalihi from USA on 28-04-2020 10:13

It's a good news.

By Dhiraj Paul from Algarve on 28-04-2020 08:37

Its a very good news for immigration.we know that we have to take care stay higenic & safety before this emergency ends also , hope good for all peoples residing in portugal and other countries.

By Chandra prakash darai from Lisbon on 28-04-2020 06:51
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