The decree of the President of the Republic that modifies and renews the state of emergency allows for price control measures and the limitation of service fees and commissions charged by home delivery platforms.
In the project that followed this Tuesday for the Assembly of the Republic, it is now safeguarded that “the closure of facilities and establishments” allowed under the state of emergency “cannot be invoked as a basis for resolution, complaint or other form of extinction non-housing lease agreements or other contractual forms of property exploration “.
In new paragraphs of this article on restrictions on private, social and cooperative initiatives, it is established that “price control measures and combating speculation or hoarding of certain products or materials may be adopted” and that “rates of service and commissions charged, to economic operators and consumers, for intermediate home delivery platforms in the sale of goods or in the provision of services “.
In this draft law, which, if approved by the Assembly of the Republic on Wednesday, will take effect from Thursday and until January 30, in force during a period of probable generalized confinement to be legislated by the Government, the President of the Republic allows it to be “the adoption of the teleworking regime is imposed, regardless of the employment relationship, whenever the functions in question permit and the worker has conditions to exercise them”.
However, in the article that makes it possible to limit the rights to freedom and travel, it is noted that these restrictions must allow a set of situations, including “when traveling to workplaces when necessary” – an exception that was not specified in the previous ones decrees.
On the other hand, with regard to the right to protection of personal data, it is added that “health data can be accessed and processed by health professionals, including laboratory technicians responsible for conducting diagnostic tests for SARS-CoV- 2, by medical or nursing students, as well as by professionals “- workers or members of the Armed and Security Forces – mobilized for these tasks.
This is the ninth state of emergency diploma that the head of state submits to parliament in the current covid-19 pandemic context, and will be discussed and voted on by deputies on Wednesday morning. The Council of Ministers will also meet on Wednesday to adopt measures under this decree.
In two decrees of the state of emergency approved in April last year, “measures to control prices and combat speculation or hoarding of certain products or materials” have already been admitted.
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