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Portugal Lifts Rule on Working Remotely After Outbreak Eases

  • Limits on opening hours for shops will be removed from June 14
  • Portugal’s Covid-19 cases have dropped from January record
Daily Life In Portugal's Capital Ahead Of GDP Figures
Photographer: Jose Sarmento Matos/Bloomberg

Portugal will no longer require people to work remotely as it continues to ease confinement measures after the number of new Covid-19 cases eased and the vaccination campaign advances.

While working from home will no longer be mandatory from June 14, it will still be recommended, Prime Minister Antonio Costa said at a press conference in Lisbon on Wednesday. Restrictions on opening hours for shops will be lifted and restaurants can remain open until 1 a.m. Bars and nightclubs will remain closed, he said.