In a statement, the council said that personal protective equipment is already being distributed to the boards and unions of parishes, and private institutions of social solidarity (IPSS).
“A significant number of these masks is also being distributed to municipal buildings, the Municipal Market and schools in the municipality, not to mention the workers of the municipality and Fagar [company responsible for water and waste management]”, adds the municipality.
Altogether, the municipality ordered 180,000 surgical masks, having distributed 20,000 during the month of April, while the state of emergency was in force, namely among security forces, IPPS and prison establishments.
“With the delivery of this material, the municipality of Faro hopes to be able to help the individual protection of the most deprived and at-risk population, at the same time that it helps to assist the progressive resumption of the face-to-face activity of the municipality services and the labour and economic activity of the municipality”.