Portuguese Government Announce Return to Stadium Plans

Portugal Prime Minister António Costa has recently detailed the countries plans for the reopening of society, following the COVID-19 pandemic.

Costa stated the scheduled date for the return of football supporters to stadiums is May 3rd and that the capacity of the stadiums will be chosen and authorised by the Direção-Geral de Saúde (DGS).

Even better possible news is that, if the cases in Portugal continue to decrease at their current rate, we could see fans back in the stadiums even earlier. April 19th is a key date in the proposals, as in the plan presented by António Costa, from that day “outdoor events with reduced capacity” will be possible.

The Prime Minister warned, however, that the reopening measures will be reviewed whenever Portugal exceeds “120 new cases per day per 100 thousand in 14 days”.

If the Portuguese Liga NOS schedule stays the same, the first Jornada after May 3rd and possibly with fans in attendance coincides with some big games, including Benfica v Porto!

Check out the full Jornada 33 (dates subject to change)

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