Albufeira and Lisbon take a step backwards in the easing of lockdown

By TPN/Lusa, in News, Algarve, COVID-19, Lisbon · 24-06-2021 16:36:00 · 10 Comments

Albufeira and Lisbon take a step backwards in the easing of lockdown plan, joining Sesimbra, which was already at a very high risk level of incidence of covid-19, with another 25 municipalities at high risk.

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.



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Comments:

adam is right. its a total scam. worldwide.

By rodric reese from USA on 23-07-2021 02:20

Meanwhile in the North of Portugal...The Village I'm living in has folk's walking the Portuguese Way to Spain and the restaurants are full...The Green List here is Mother nature, Tree's, Mountains, and etc...Algarve is "Over"-rated...

By Sakamoto Saurez from Other on 25-06-2021 12:39

@York Rapp, 2/3 of Portugal's GDP comes from tourism? ???? You need to check your facts. Portugal's GDP from tourism is 20%, which is still very high, but not 66.66%.

By Edmund from Lisbon on 25-06-2021 07:06

Who will be leading the revolt? Bozo?

By William from Other on 25-06-2021 01:21

Yes, expedite vaccinations and implement the 20-40 age group where most infections occur immediately!

By Jan Vinje from USA on 24-06-2021 10:56

Come on, Gustav, and who let them in? Two thirds of Portugal's GDP comes from tourism; especially tourism in the Algarve. What did you expect? The question is quite another. Do these lockdowns (weekend or long-term) bring anything at all? The answer is NO! As the last year has sufficiently shown.

By York Rapp from Lisbon on 24-06-2021 08:09

Instead of locking down again why they just expedite vaccinations???

By Edd from Lisbon on 24-06-2021 06:49

Instead of locking down again why they just expedite vaccinations???

By Edd from Lisbon on 24-06-2021 06:48

Summer in Algarve/ALbufeira ruined due to British tourism.

The virus was gone from Algarve, 4 weeks ago

By Gustav from Algarve on 24-06-2021 05:57

We are being led into the slaughterhouse by a bunch of clowns who don’t even know what they are doing.
Damn jokers !
We have had enough of your scam.
It is time to revolt !

By Adam Transmere from Lisbon on 24-06-2021 05:02
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