In a press conference, after the meeting of the Council of Ministers, in Lisbon, the Minister of State and Presidency, Mariana Vieira da Silva, said that there are 25 councils at the high risk level, which are: Alcochete, Almada, Amadora, Arruda dos Vinhos, Barreiro, Braga, Cascais, Grândola, Lagos, Loulé, Loures, Mafra, Moita, Montijo, Odemira, Odivelas, Oeiras, Palmela, Sardoal, Seixal, Setúbal, Sines, Sintra, Sobral de Monte Agraço and Vila Franca de Xira.
Mariana Vieira da Silva also said that at the very high risk level are the municipalities of Albufeira, Lisbon and Sesimbra.
The very high level of risk of transmissibility of covid-19 identifies the municipalities that register, for the second consecutive evaluation, an incidence rate higher than 240 cases per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days (or higher than 480 if they are municipalities with low population density).
The high risk level applies to municipalities that register, for the second consecutive assessment, an incidence rate above 120 cases per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days (or above 240 if they are municipalities with low population density).
What are the new rules for Albufeira and Lisbon?
The step back for Lisbon and Albufeira means that they will have to follow the same rules as those imposed in Sesimbra.
Now at weekends restaurants will have to close at 15:30 but they can stay open until 22:30 during the week with a maximum of four per group inside and six per group outside, while supermarkets and other food retails will have to close again at 19:00.