The measure was announced by the Minister of State and head of the Security House of the President of the Republic, Francisco Furtado, 44 days after the previous update of measures to prevent and combat the disease.
"The situation has not changed much, despite the fact that the community circulation of the SARS-CoV-2 virus continues, maintaining the surveillance situation in the face of the emergence of new mutations in South Africa, Portugal and Asia", said the ruler.
The maintenance of the public calamity situation, declared on 25 May 2020, was conditioned to the evolution of the epidemiological situation, and general measures are now also established for the administrative management of the pandemic situation, according to the new decree that came into force at 00:00 on 16 May.
The African continent recorded until Saturday more than 11.515 million cases of infection with the new coronavirus, a number that represents three percent of the total cases reported globally, and a total of 252,434 deaths associated with the disease, according to the African Center for the Prevention and Control of Diseases (Africa CDC).
Covid-19 has already caused at least 6.26 million deaths worldwide since the beginning of the pandemic, according to the latest balance of the online page Our World in Data.
The respiratory disease is caused by the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus, detected in late 2019 in Wuhan, a city in central China.
The rapidly spreading and mutating Ómicron variant has become the world's dominant variant since it was first detected in November in South Africa.