In a statement, MAI said that, in the seven days, 16 establishments were closed due to non-compliance with the rules established in the scope of compliance with the Decree that regulates the State of Emergency due to the covid-19 pandemic.In that period, the eve of the entry into force of the new general confinement, on Friday, the National Republican Guard (GNR) and the Public Security Police (PSP) installed 249 records.
Of these records, seven were due to non-compliance with the mandatory use of a mask or visor (public transport) and 18 due to non-compliance with the mandatory use of a mask or visor (concert halls, public establishments, and others).
60 cases were also opened for non-compliance with the rules of occupation, permanence and physical distance in places open to the public, 55 for non-compliance with opening hours and seven for non-compliance with celebrations and other events.
According to MAI, 45 documents were also opened for non-compliance with the rules for the consumption of alcoholic beverages on public roads, three due to non-compliance with the rules on maximum capacity limits for public transport, 19 for non-compliance with the rules imposed by health authorities and 35 for non-compliance with the use of a mask on public roads and spaces.
“The Ministry of Internal Administration, in view of the imperative need for everyone to contribute to curb the contagion of covid-19, insists on strict compliance with the measures imposed by the State of Emergency”, the note underlines.
Mainland Portugal entered at 00:00 on Friday in a new general confinement, due to the worsening of the covid-19 pandemic, with the Portuguese subject to the duty of home withdrawal, but maintaining schools with classroom teaching.
As part of the modification of the state of emergency in the country, the Government determined a set of extraordinary measures that will be in effect until 23:59 on 30 January.
The general duty of home collection, in which “the rule is to stay at home”, provides for authorized trips to buy essential goods and services, performance of professional activities, frequency of school establishments, physical activity and sports in the open air, or participation within the scope of the electoral campaign or the election of the President of the Republic.
On Monday, the Government announced at the end of an extraordinary Council of Ministers new measures related to the general confinement that came into force at 00:00 last Friday.
The prime minister said that three days “is a short period to evaluate the measures adopted”, but stressed that the available data point to the need to “clarify rules that have been abused”, or to expand “the framework of restrictions” , approved last week.
In this context, the sale or delivery to the wicket in any establishment of the non-food business, such as clothing stores, is prohibited, as well as the sale or delivery to the wicket of “any type of drinks, including coffee”, this prohibition being extended to establishments authorized to practice ‘take-away’.
The Government has also decided to prohibit the permanence and consumption of food at the door or in the vicinity of food establishments and to close all restaurant spaces in shopping centers even under the ‘take-away’ regime.
The list of prohibitions also covers the campaign of sales, promotions and sales that promote the movement and concentration of people.
The covid-19 pandemic caused at least 2,031,048 deaths resulting from more than 94.9 million cases of infection worldwide, according to a report made by the French agency AFP.
In Portugal, 9,028 people died from 556,503 confirmed cases of infection, according to the most recent bulletin from the Directorate-General for Health.
Source: Jornal de Negócios by www.jornaldenegocios.pt.
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