GOVERNMENT PLAN FOR A PHASED RE-OPENING OF THE ECONOMY
The phased plan for reopening the economy was presented by the Government to the social partners this Wednesday, the 29th April. The measures presented by the Prime Minister for social consultation and political parties are part of a basic document prepared by the Government and an indicator of the calendar and strategy.
António Costa will communicate this set of measures, as well as the replacement of the current state of emergency by the declaration of public calamity, at the end of the meeting of the Council of Ministers.
From yesterday’s meeting the Prime Minister said that it is natural that in the Council of Ministers (30th April) there are fine-tuning and changes, even as a result of the several meetings that took place this Wednesday.
During the meeting, António Costa stressed that this is a forecast plan, which will be adjusted if Covid-19 spreads faster than anticipated by health authorities.
The full report of the phased plan that was reported yesterday from the meeting is here.
PLEASE NOTE: As the Prime Minister said there will be an official announcement after the Council of Ministers today, together with declaration of Public Calamity and law restricting inter – municipal movement 1st, 2nd and 3rd May.
AS SUCH THERE IS NO FURTHER INFORMATION AVAILABLE SO PLEASE AWAIT OFFICIAL ANNOUNCEMENTS LATER
There are no changes indicated as far as the border restrictions and international flight restrictions currently in place, as these are separate from the current State of Emergency law.