LISBON (Reuters) – A new lockdown to control a worrying increase in coronavirus cases will take effect in Portugal from Friday, Prime Minister Antonio Costa announced, urging people to stay indoors and protect themselves. “We are in the most dangerous moment (of the pandemic),” Costa told reporters on Wednesday, adding that remote work would be mandatory whenever possible. “The rule is simple: we must all stay home.” The rules will be similar to the six-week lockdown imposed between March and April last year during the first wave of the pandemic, except that all schools, public and private, will remain open this time.
New COVID-19 blockade to take effect in Portugal from Friday By Reuters
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