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Portugal Extendd Its Mandatory Work-at-Home Order

LISBON, Portugal — Portugal’s government is extending its mandatory work-at-home order through the end of the year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The government says even if the current state of emergency decree allowing lockdowns is lifted, people must still work from home if they can.

Also, companies must have staggered working hours for staff to avoid large gatherings.

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