Monday’s ‘reopening’ applies to Portugal’s parks … and park benches

It’s almost safe to sit down on a park or avenue bench again without risking a fine … Say reports this evening, from Monday – despite the fact that municipalities will still have the power to prohibit – people can start sitting on park benches, avenue benches and generally dawdling in public open spaces. The ‘green light’ has been signalled by a new announcement in State newspaper Diário da República.