April 30, 2020 / 5:00 PM / in a month

Portugal relaxes coronavirus lockdown with 'sector-by-sector' plan

LISBON, April 30 (Reuters) - Portuguese Prime Minister Antonio Costa on Thursday announced a sector-by-sector plan to gradually lift lockdown measures imposed six weeks ago to combat the coronavirus outbreak.

Starting on May 4, the three-phase plan will open up different sectors of the economy every 15 days, starting with small neighbourhood shops, hairdressers, car dealerships and bookshops. (Reporting by Catarina Demony and Sergio Goncalves; Editing by Kevin Liffey)

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