Renewal of State of Emergency comes up for debate on Thursday

Another week, another debate is due on the renewal of Portugal’s State of Emergency. Coming on Thursday, parliament is expected to approve the next 14-day period under current lockdown measures, taking the country to March 17. Nonetheless, pressure will be ramped up by minority parties all pushing for the country to be released from confinement in the face of marked improvement in the country’s epidemiological situation.