Portugal to ban domestic travel, close schools around national holidays

in News · 23-11-2020 09:18:00 · 2 Comments

Portugal is to ban domestic travel and close schools around two upcoming holidays in a bid to reduce the spread of coronavirus ahead of Christmas.

Travel between municipalities will be banned from 11 p.m. on November 27 to 5 a.m. on December 2, and then again from 11 p.m. on December 4 to 5 a.m. on December 9, to prevent movement around national holidays on December 1 and December 8. Schools will close on the Mondays before both holidays, while businesses must close early.

Employers are being encouraged to give workers the day off in order to minimise travel activity.

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Im all for keeping people safe but why not cancel all these pointless public holidays, people would remain at work and a semblance of normal life could carry on. Are the gov so stupid they dont think people have learned they lockdown on all public holidays so they just arrange family visits and days off work on previous or following weekends. These travel bans dont help the economy, peoples mental health or stop the spread of covid. People will travel all over their own municipalities over the coming weekend spreading all forms of illnesses then we open on the 2nd and the spread continues. Or sorry is covid only active on public holidays !!!!!!!!

By Anonymous from Algarve on 24-11-2020 07:49


By Raul Pereira from Other on 23-11-2020 10:30
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