The decision was made public by the minister in charge of the sector, Francisco Queirós, stating that these marriages were part of the list of minimum services of Justice, but that Presidential Decree 82/20, which determines the state of emergency, "suspends them tacitly ".
"The Presidential Decree did not include weddings scheduled in the list of minimum services of the Ministry of Justice, it is mandatory for the entire sector, which is why, under penalty of disobedience, we intend to remove weddings already scheduled from the list of minimum services" , said the minister in statements to the press.
Francisco Queirós, who "deeply regretted" the inconvenience as a result of the measure also asked the couple and their families for "apologies and understanding", saying that the measure arises only in obedience to the decree.
Because, he noted, "the watchword today is to stay home to cut the transmission of the covid-19".
The country that fulfills this Monday the eleventh day of the state of emergency to contain the spread of covid-19, has fourteen confirmed cases of the disease, including two deaths and two recovered patients.
The state of emergency - of fifteen days that can be extended - runs until 11 April.