Mask mandates are still in place in indoor public places, and it is recommended infected people going to the polls wear surgical masks or FFP2 masks.
"This is an incentive...to get a booster," Prime Minister António Costa said Thursday when announcing the eased measures.
This is the latest in the series of encounters between orca and vessels off the coasts of Spain and Portugal.
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Maria Hoff Barcelos, a recent arrival to Lisbon, said the "whole neighborhood was cheering on the balconies."
"We've won a battle," said Rear Admiral Henrique Gouveia e Melo. "I don't know if we've won the war against the virus. This is a world war."
"These girls are truly a symbol of light for the world and humanity," said Robert McCreary, who helped lead the international rescue effort.
"They got caught up in a lot of the anti-vaccination propaganda," said the 42-year-old, whose mother, father and brother all died of COVID-19.
The nation is reporting its highest number of new daily coronavirus cases since February, with hospital admissions increasing about 30 percent over the past week.
His daughters were reported to have faced difficulties while swimming in Calada beach, on the west coast of Portugal.
Britain removed Portugal from the list of COVID-safe travel destinations, so the thousands of U.K. residents currently on vacation will have to enter a 10-day quarantine on return.
"I don't frighten easily and this was terrifying," boatsman David Smith said.
Three young orcas have been targeting yachts along the coasts of Spain and Portugal since the summer.
The attack took place off the coast of Portugal and is the latest in a string of similar incidents.
Researchers say three whales were responsible for more than 60 percent of recent attacks.
Portugal decided early in the pandemic to grant asylum seekers and other immigrants citizenship rights. Immigrants report new cases of COVID-19 without fear, which helps contain the outbreak, say health officials.
The suspect is currently in jail for a sexual offense but is believed to have been near the McCann family at the time of Madeleine's disappearance.
More than a hundred years after three children saw a vision of the Virgin Mary in Portugal, the day's anniversary is still celebrated by Catholics.
Portugal has extended the citizenship rights until at least July 1st in response to the pandemic.
Thunberg told crowds who had gathered to meet her in Lisbon, Portugal, she and other climate activists won't stop putting pressure on governments to act against climate change.
The University of Coimbra announced it would remove beef from its menus, following a similar declaration by Goldsmiths, University of London, just weeks earlier.
Two-month-old Matilde was diagnosed with type 1 spinal muscular atrophy, a neurodegenerative disease that causes most children to die within the first few years of life.
An algorithm identified which of a study's participants had died or suffered heart attacks with an accuracy of more than 90 percent.
The couple, on a cruise ship bound for the Caribbean, was found with a large amount of cocaine "ingeniously concealed" in their cabin.
A similar drug bust in January netted more than 1,600 pounds of cocaine.
The Spanish Air Force fighter jet was flying alongside one Spanish and two French aircraft when it accidentally launched an air-to-air missile above Estonia.