Portugal suffered “more accentuated” fall in economy during last week of February

New data from the Bank of Portugal showed that the moment, at the end of February, that prime minister António Costa admitted lockdown would continue through March saw “an accentuated” fall in the economy. Explain reports, after a ‘marked deterioration following the beginning of confinement on January 15, economic indicators had been showing increasingly less in the way of falls. Says Expresso: “Now everything has become worse” – which explains the demands coming thick and fast from various quarters that Portugal’s reopening must begin soon.