Lisbon off limits again this weekend

By TPN/Lusa, in News · 02-07-2021 11:45:00 · 5 Comments

The ban on moving to and from the Lisbon Metropolitan Area (AML) will be maintained over the next weekend, as part of the restrictive measures to combat the Covid-19 pandemic, announced the government on 2 July.

At the end of the weekly meeting of the Council of Ministers, in Lisbon, the Minister of the Presidency, Mariana Vieira da Silva, said that, as in the last two weekends, this ban will be applied between 15:00 on Friday and 6:00 am on Monday, with the exceptions provided for by law.

"We do not have an epidemiological situation that allows us to take measures or give any image of less restriction at this time. Therefore, the rule is maintained", justified the Minister of the Presidency.

The Metropolitan Area of ​​Lisbon includes 18 municipalities in Greater Lisbon and the Setúbal Peninsula, namely Alcochete, Almada, Amadora, Barreiro, Cascais, Lisbon, Loures, Mafra, Moita, Montijo, Odivelas, Oeiras, Palmela, Seixal, Sesimbra, Setúbal, Sintra and Vila Franca de Xira.

The Government determined on 1 July that in municipalities with a high (26) or very high (19) risk of incidence of Covid-19, there will be a ban on circulation on public roads, between 23:00 and 05:00.

"What the Government understands is that, at this moment, we do not have conditions to lift restrictive measures. This is not the moment we live in, so the rules are maintained", reiterated Mariana Vieira da Silva.

Last weekend it was possible to enter and leave the AML with a PCR test, done in the last 72 hours, or an antigen test, done in the last 48 hours, as well as with the digital certificate. Self-tests, those that are sold in pharmacies to be carried out by the user, do not serve for this purpose.

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My old country, Portugal has been Sold, By a willing Comprador Class.

By Diamantino Machado from USA on 02-07-2021 05:53

It's good to know that C-19 works only over the weekend's. Other countries should follow this smart Portuguese example!

By Shaw from Lisbon on 02-07-2021 05:18

Greetings from Ponte de Lima...Off to hike a trail...

By Sakamoto Saurez from Other on 02-07-2021 04:08

Welcome to the modern day Dictatorship.
Salazar would have been proud !

By Carlos Sosa from Lisbon on 02-07-2021 12:45

One step forward , two steps back......

By Cesar G. from Porto on 02-07-2021 12:43
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