20th Infarmed meeting begins with at least three municipalities at risk of ‘being pushed backwards’ in Portugal’s slow deconfinement

The 20th meeting of experts, government ministers and President of the Republic Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa is getting started at Infarmed’s headquarters in Lisbon this morning to analyse the epidemiological situation in Portugal and signal the move to the fourth and last stage of the country’s slow deconfinement. This meeting will be crucial to the President’s decision-making over whether or not there needs to be a new State of Emergency in May. For the moment, at least three municipalities are at risk of being ‘pushed backwards’ in their reopening, while 15 may be ‘suspended’ in the phase that their current phase, rather than moving forwards.