Portugal's government ordered striking fuel-tanker workers back to work in some parts of the country on Monday after fuel supplies ran low at locations including Lisbon airport despite measures to counter the impact of the walkout.
The Portuguese government imposed fuel rationing at petrol stations and called in police drivers to deliver fuel on Monday to prevent a strike by hauliers from paralyzing the country at the height of the tourist season.
Portugal's fuel-tanker drivers voted on Saturday to strike from Monday for an indefinite period, raising fears about the impact on the country's tourism-dependent economy during the busy summer season.
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