17 April 2020 – State of emergency extended to May 2nd

Type of Intervention: Executive Order, Regulation
Sectors Involved: Executive Office
Intervention Categories: Legal and policy; Declaring state of emergency
Level of Jurisdiction: National
Lead People/Agency: President of Portugal/Government

Overview: Second renewal of the declaration of state of emergency, based on the verification of a situation of public calamity
Full details here: https://dre.pt/web/guest/pesquisa/-/search/131908497/details/normal?l=1

Type of Justification: Advice of EXTERNAL expert advisor or advisory committee
Source of Evidence or Justification: World Health Organisation
Evidence/Justification: Following the qualification by the World Health Organization of the public health emergency caused by the disease COVID-19 as an international pandemic, constituting a public calamity