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The President Of Portugal Dressed In Casual Clothes And Lined Up To Buy Things Amid The Pandemic

President Marcelo Rebelo de Sous queues up at the supermarket. (Source: CEN).

The image of President Marcelo Rebelo de Sous dressed modestly, lined up for shopping in the supermarket was quickly shared on Portuguese social network.

In the photo, the Portuguese President drags along the cart and adheres to social spacing when it is time to pay. No bodyguards accompanying him and the Portuguese leader did not receive any privileges.

A Twitter user enjoyed the idyllic image and called Mr. Rebelo de Sousa "a politician from a world".

President Rebelo de Sousa is famous for being a very popular politician. According to Spain's El País newspaper, the 72-year-old politician's recipe for public sympathy is his closeness to the people, he is not afraid to hug and take pictures with people when requested.

According to local media, both President Rebelo de Sousa and Prime Minister Antonio Costa are trying to convey the message of life is gradually returning to normal as the country begins to remove restrictions during the epidemic season.

Earlier this week, coffee shops and restaurants in Portugal were reopened at 50% capacity after weeks of closure.
In an image transmitted by the Portuguese online community, Prime Minister Costa visited one of the most famous cafes in Benfica district.

To date, Portugal recorded more than 30,000 cases of acute respiratory infections Covid-19 and more than 1,000 people died.

On May 17, the Portuguese Council of Ministers announced the decision to extend the "alarm situation" in the country until May 31, thereby formalizing various legal measures to prevent the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic.

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