Portugal: State of emergency renewed until January 30

 The President of the Republic today (January 13) issued a decree amending the state of emergency that took effect on January 14 (Thursday) and extending the state for another 15 days until January 30 to allow measures to be taken to contain Covid-19 .


“The state of emergency was extended to 23:59 on January 30. In view of the seriousness of the situation, I just signed the agreement. In view of the seriousness of more than 90% of congressmen, the state of emergency has ended very urgently and accurately: In an attempt to contain and reverse the rapid growth of the pandemic, this situation has been more visible in cases, hospital admissions, intensive care and even deaths in recent days,” Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa said in a note published on the website of the Presidential Palace of the Republic. 


The Parliament of the Republic authorized this emergency statement today and voted in favor of it by PS, PSD, CDS-PP and PAN. Compared with the previous votes in November, December and early this month, this vote has a larger majority. The Social Democrats voted in favor. 


The non-ruling Congressman Cristina Rodrigues also voted in favor and abstained again, while the PCP, ENP, Chega, Iniciativa Liberal and the non-ruling Congressman Joacine Katar Moreira voted against again. 


In the current situation of the Covid-19 pandemic, this is the ninth state of emergency. According to the Constitution, the head of state decides the state of emergency to allow the suspension of the exercise of certain rights, freedoms and guarantees, but to do so, he must listen to the government’s opinions and obtain the government’s authorization. 


Parliament of the Republic. The decree modifies the current state of emergency. The new rules will take effect in the last two days of the previous decree (the decree ends at 23:59 on January 15) and will be renewed from 15:00. day. Saturday, January 16 to 23:59 on January 30.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

Bus Holiday Travel

Low cost bus travel from just €5

  Benefit from comfortable, low-cost European bus travel Jump on board one of our green buses and travel throughout Europe. Choose your route from our extensive network; with over 400,000 daily connections to over 2,500 destinations in 35 European countries, you really can explore Europe! Planning a backpacking trip in Europe? Want to go on […]

Read More
Covid-19 Portugal Social issues

Covid: Portugal has 90.3 cases per 100K inhabitants

  According to a joint announcement by the General Administration of Health (DGS) and INSA, Portugal has 90.3 SARS-CoV-2 cases per 100,000 inhabitants, and its transmission index (Rt) is 0.84.    As stated by official data, the incidence rate was 79.1 cases per 100,000 inhabitants, and the Rt was 0.80 when analyzed in mainland Portugal […]

Read More
Greece Italy Lifestyle

Is it true that Greeks invented Pizza before Italians?

  Historical evidence shows that the Greeks ate a flat bread called πλακούς (plakous), or “flat” bread, topped with olive oil, herbs, onions, cheese, and garlic, and baked in a tandoor.    Greek pizza adapted by the Romans who naturally adopted the idea of baking speckled bread in the oven after putting the ingredients of […]

Read More