“As of next Sunday, the time limitation on public road circulation will come to an end”, said António Costa, at a press conference, after the meeting of the Council of Ministers, in Lisbon.
As part of the risk map update carried out last week, on July 22, 116 of the 278 municipalities in mainland Portugal (41.7%) were at high (55) or very high (61) risk of covid-19 , with more restrictive measures in these municipalities resulting in a curfew between 11pm and 5am.
"We will no longer apply differentiated measures depending on the situation in each municipality and the measures will have a national dimension", said the prime minister, revealing that the first phase of the Government's plan starts on Sunday, 1 August.
The measures for high risk level and very high risk level began to be applied from the Council of Ministers on June 17, after the four phases of the then Government's easing of lockdown plan, implemented between March 15 and May 1, and a new phase in effect from June 10th.
Ironically they put these curfews in overnight but now they need days to end them. Freedom is our human right, not taken away and then given back by bits by people who abuse their power.
By Ana from Algarve on 29 Jul 2021, 18:03
I just hope he has informed the Covid virus of the times and dates when infecting people is not allowed.
By Ian from Algarve on 30 Jul 2021, 18:54
Anyone still taking notice of this nonsense needs their head testing for cognitive dissonance!
By Fred from UK on 01 Aug 2021, 20:16