The Dallas Morning News
Portugal easing up after horrific period
LISBON, Portugal — While most of the European Union grapples with new surges of COVID-19 cases and brings back curbs on what people can do, Portugal is going in the other direction.
Starting Monday, the Portuguese will be able to go to restaurants, shopping malls and cinemas. Classes will resume at high schools and universities. Schools for younger children are already open.
Portugal became the world’s worst-hit country per capita in January, but the pandemic has ebbed significantly since the country imposed a lockdown, which authorities began loosening four weeks ago.
The pandemic situation “is very much under control,” Ricardo Mexia, head of the National Association of Public Health Doctors, said Friday.