Portugal: new coronavirus curfews imposed in Lisbon, Albufeira

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The Portuguese government establishes that citizens “should refrain from circulating in public spaces and streets and remain at their respective homes during the period between 11:00 pm and 5:00 am”. The restrictive measures on circulation, which will be carried out every day, will take effect this Friday.

Mariana Vieira da Silva clarifies that this measure to limit circulation has no exceptions. Even for those with negative covid-19 tests or for vaccinated people. “This is a measure to reduce crowds”, argued the Minister of the Presidency , justifying it with the increase in cases of infection in the younger layers of the population. Instead of what happens in “ages already vaccinated”. Which, he concluded, “means the vaccine works.”

There are currently 19 municipalities, the majority in the Metropolitan Area of ​​Lisbon (AML), which are at very high risk of infection , meaning that they have already reached twice the 240 cases of infection per covid-19 per 100,000 inhabitants (or 480 in low-density territories). From AML are the municipalities of Almada, Amadora, Barreiro, Cascais, Lisbon, Loures, Mafra, Moita, Odivelas, Oeiras, Seixal, Sesimbra, Sintra and Sobral de Montagraço. Albufeira, Constância, Loulé, Mira and Olhão are also in this situation.

Last week were only in the red zone, Lisbon, Albufeira and Sesimbra.

There are also 26 other municipalities that have reached a high risk of infection , that is to say that twice surpassed the 120 cases per 100 thousand inhabitants (or 240 in low-density territories). They are Alcochete, Alenquer, Arruda dos Vinhos, Avis, Braga, Castelo de Vide, Faro, Grândola, lagoon, Lagos, Montijo, Odemira, Palmela, Paredes de Coura, Portimão, Porto, Rio Maior, Santarém, São Brás de Alportel, Sardoal, Setúbal, Silves, Sines, Sousel, Torres Vedras and Vila Franca de Xira.

Diario de Noticias report (in portuguese)




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** This post was originally published on July 1, 2021 **