GNR steps up to prevent pandemic

in News · 29-06-2020 18:00:00 · 0 Comments

GNR announced on 28 June that it has reinforced police services to prevent covid-19, adding that in recent days there have been some situations of non-compliance with the rules defined to fight the pandemic, such as gatherings and parties.

In a statement, the National Republican Guard states that the police force has guaranteed its presence throughout the country to inspect that the physical distance and the concentration of people is being followed according to the current rules, as well as the rules of occupation in places open to the public.

Among the situations of non-compliance, GNR reports a private party in Grândola, a party at a drinks establishment in Lagos and spontaneous gatherings on the streets in Albufeira.

GNR recalls that the new regime of administrative offenses came into force on Saturday, 27 June, for those who violate the rules established in the context of the pandemic of covid-19, such as gatherings, wearing a mask or drinking alcoholic beverages on the street.

The value of fines varies between 100 and 500 Euros for individuals and between 1000 and 5000 Euros for legal entities.

In the note, GNR also stresses that it will determine the closure of establishments and activities that are not authorised or that do not comply with the hygiene and safety requirements and advise against the non-concentration of people on the public road and the dispersion of concentrations above the expected number.

“Failure to comply with a legitimate order by the GNR to stop an infraction in this area, still constitutes the practice of the crime of disobedience”, says that security force.

From 1 July, Portugal will be divided into three alert levels to deal with the covid-19 pandemic, with most of the country going to an alert situation, while the Lisbon Metropolitan Area (AML) goes to a contingency situation (intermediate level) and 19 AML parishes maintain the state of calamity.


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