FILE PHOTO: A tram is pictured on the empty street during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in downtown Lisbon, Portugal October 31, 2020.
REUTERS/Rafael MarchanteLISBON (Reuters) - Portugal’s parliament on Friday approved a 15-day extension of a state of emergency from next week to allow continuation of coronavirus measures as the government considers fresh steps.
Under Portuguese law, a state of emergency is limited to 15 days but can be extended indefinitely in 15-day periods.
Internal Affairs Minister Eduardo Cabrita told parliament the state of emergency was likely to be renewed again after Dec. 8.
Portugal, with around 10 million people, has recorded 249,498 coronavirus infections and 3,762 deaths, relatively low figures compared to some European countries.
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