Portugal “still far from target allowing people to stop wearing masks in closed environments”

In spite of the desperation of school pupils, legions of parents and some political parties, Portugal is still “far from the target necessary to stop the obligatory use of masks in closed spaces”, reports Expresso. There are ‘signs of improvement’, but still ‘not enough to convince the experts’, says the paper. The State of Alert runs until April 18, at which time the government will have to decide whether it follows other European countries, which have already ‘returned to normal’ (namely Germany, UK, France, Denmark, Ireland, Norway) or whether it continues with the limited restrictions still in force.