Law No. 1-A/2020, of 19 March, was published
Given the international public health emergency and considering the current exceptional situation, within the measures that have been adopted by the Government of Portugal to mitigate the potential adverse economic impacts, yesterday Law No. 1-A/2020, of 19 March, was published, which approves exceptional and temporary measures to tackle the epidemiological situation caused by the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 and the disease COVID-19.
Within this Law, we consider relevant the set of measures related to deadlines and procedural steps, which, basically, consist on its suspension and application of the judicial holiday regime (article 7 of the referred Law).
For your convenience, we have copy below the most relevant measures included in this article:
The provisions of this Law, as well as provisions of Decree-Law No. 10-A/2020, of 13 March, overrule over contrary legal, general and special rules, namely those included in the State Budget Law.
This regime is applicable until the exceptional situation of prevention, containment, mitigation and treatment of the epidemiological infection by SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19 disease, as determined by the national public health authority, ceases, on a date to be defined by a Decree-Law in which the end of the exceptional situation will be stated.
After the termination of the aforementioned exceptional situation, the Parlament will adapt, in its own diploma, the judicial holidays periods to be in force in 2020.
This Law is effective as of 13 March 2020.
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