Portugal announces new measures to help firms, families through coronavirus crisis

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Portugal announces new measures to help firms, families through coronavirus crisis

FILE PHOTO: The spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Portugal

LISBON (Reuters) - Portugal's government announced on Thursday a set new measures to help families and companies cope with the coronavirus outbreak, including a six-month suspension of the payment of loan installments.

The country's economy minister Pedro Siza Vieira also announced that all loans expiring in the next six months will be suspended until September 2020.


(Reporting by Catarina Demony and Sergio Goncalves)