According to GNR, in Albufeira 150 people were dressed up for a wedding and 60 others in a restaurant, who were also celebrating a wedding, while in Faro the authorities closed a birthday party with 100 people, reads the statement.

GNR revealed that, in one of the parties, which took place in Albufeira, “several gatherings of people dressed for a ceremony were detected in a wedding party that was taking place in a hotel. This celebration had the presence of about 150 people”, according to Lusa News Agency.

Also in Albufeira, GNR caught 60 people in a restaurant, who were also celebrating a wedding as well. In this case, the authorities gave an “indication of closure to the establishment for having exceeded the permitted capacity” explained the Faro Territorial Command of the security force.

“In the third situation, in Faro, GNR went to a birthday party after reports of loud music in the early evening. There were 100 people in the space, the event having ceased and the participants demobilised without offering any resistance”, added the same source.

In the Algarve, in addition to Faro and Albufeira, the municipalities of Lagos, Portimão, Tavira, Vila do Bispo, Vila Real de Santo António were added to the municipalities at high risk due to the covid-19 pandemic. São Brás de Alportel was the first one being covered by these measures on 31 October.