Council of Ministers to decide on country’s fire-risk ‘situation’

Does Portugal stay in a ‘situation of alert’, regarding heightened fire-risks this summer, or will ministers decide to impose the stricter ‘situation of contingency’. Both conditions severely limit a number of sectors of the economy – not least tourism. The answer will come later today from the Thursday meeting of the Council of Ministers, as today has begun with no major active fire on mainland territory (all incidents either in resolution or conclusion).