Possible end to Portugal’s State of Emergency: President Marcelo to address nation tonight

President Marcelo is to address the nation tonight in the context that Portugal’s current State of Emergency is due to come to an end at midnight on Friday. The understanding is that he may be announcing an end to the recurrent decrees that have been enforced since January as a result of the updates on the country’s overall virus situation that came in this morning’s meeting at Infarmed (see briefly news to come). In the meantime, the president is meeting the various political parties represented in parliament to sound-out their views. His address to the nation will come at the beginning of this evening’s 8pm news.