In one of the situations, the GNR intervened to end a 'sunset' party with 200 people, in the outdoor enclosure of a restaurant "with sand and a swimming pool", where there was loud music and was advertised at the entrance "charging a fee at the door", told Lusa source of that police force.

At night, two establishments were closed, one for working after hours (22:30) and the other for having "dozens of customers dancing, without physical distance, mask or any compliance with the rules," added the same source.

In a statement, the GNR said that the situations were detected during patrol actions, and the police acted immediately to put an end to the activities, closing the sites and drawing up the respective administrative offence notices.

In all situations, the GNR indications were "obeyed by clients" - with no incidents recorded, said the source from the GNR's Faro Command.

The GNR stressed that the rules imposed to contain the Covid-19 pandemic involve "the closure of establishments at 10.30pm, capacity limited to 50 percent and the obligation to wear masks whenever they are not consuming".

Customers of these establishments should "occupy a place, such as a chair or bench, and cannot stay in the middle of the establishment, namely dancing", the same source concluded.