"The Council of Ministers today approved the resolution that extends the situation of calamity throughout the national territory until 23:59 of 11 July and which changes the measures applicable to certain municipalities in the context of the calamity situation", stated Mariana Vieira da Silva, at the press conference held after the Council of Ministers.

The calamity situation, the highest level of response to disaster situations provided for in the Basic Civil Protection Law, came into force on 1 May and has been renewed every two weeks.

The current calamity situation ends at 23:59 on Sunday.