The autarchy chaired by Carlos Chaves Monteiro delivered on Friday the first 50 computers to the School Groups of Sé and Afonso de Albuquerque.

The remaining 150 pieces of equipment will be allocated between today and Wednesday, according to a statement from the city council.

"The 200 pieces of equipment will then be distributed by the [School] Groups themselves in the various teaching cycles, depending on the needs of the students", reads.

The note states that, "in addition to computers, the municipality of Guarda also ensures free access to the internet for students who do not have this feature in their homes".

The allocation of computer equipment and the provision of free internet access to needy students are measures that are part of the Guarda Municipal Extraordinary Support Program called SalvaGuarda ', which was created to mitigate the social and economic impacts resulting from the pandemic caused by the covid -19.

This new phase of combating covid-19 provides for mandatory confinement for sick people and under active surveillance, the general duty of home collection and the mandatory use of masks or visors in public transport, public attendance services, schools and commercial establishments.