Mandatory outdoor mask-wearing law expected to take effect in coming days

in News · 26-10-2020 09:44:00 · 7 Comments

The law that will make it compulsory to wear masks in outdoor spaces “where social distancing is impracticable” is expected to take effect in coming days, as soon as President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa promulgates the diploma.

It will remain in force for 70 days - those who do not comply are subject to fines between 100 and 500 euros.

But the diploma contains four exceptions, including those with medical statements exempting them and among people of the same household when not in contact with third parties.


Comments:

Ecxactly Pedro there is no evidence that mask help,it's all about fear and control as I know it's even harmful people immune system be weakened and and yours bacteria in mask you can get infection in your lungs

By jonas from Lisbon on 01-11-2020 07:20

You can't make laws to injure people and thus no fines can be enforced. There is no evidence masks protect against a virus that hasn't been proven to exist and hasn't been proven to be infectious. You can simply write back saying you were feeling short of breath and most likely they will move onto someone else stupid enough to pay realising that trying to pursue you would result in them incriminating themselves in attempting to suffocate, poison with dangerous fibres and abuse psychologicaly.

By Pedro from Lisbon on 28-10-2020 07:28

You can't make laws to injure people and thus no fines can be enforced. There is no evidence masks protect against a virus that hasn't been proven to exist and hasn't been proven to be infectious. You can simply write back saying you were feeling short of breath and most likely they will move onto someone else stupid enough to pay realising that trying to pursue you would result in them incriminating themselves in attempting to suffocate, poison with dangerous fibres and abuse psychologicaly.

By Pedro from Lisbon on 28-10-2020 07:25

This is inaccurate reporting once again. The law only obliges people to wear masks outdoors (ridiculous unto itself) on busy streets or when physical distance can't be maintained. A lot of less connected readers rely on reading your news and this kind of gross inaccuracy will be causing a lot of them distress. Please correct this and pay MUCH better attention to the details in the future.

By Jordan Gross from Lisbon on 28-10-2020 07:18

Why don't you publish the complete text of this new law. To my knowledge it doesn't apply everywhere outdoor, but only in places where the minimum distance of 2m cannot be maintained. Otherwise all restaurants would have to be closed. Even as it is this doesn't make any sense.

By John Dough from Lisbon on 26-10-2020 06:08

Pointless act of communal submission.
Bow your head and follow our autocratic measures or else 100-500 euros out of YOUR pocket !
The ghost of Salazar has finally awakened.
Lets regress back to the dark days of the past shall we ?

WAKE UP , STOP BEING THE SHEEP THEY WANT YOU TO BE !

By Josh Stone from Algarve on 26-10-2020 12:03

This law is a diploma? Coming AFTER the F1 events where social distancing wasn't very well observed.

By Annie from Algarve on 26-10-2020 11:00
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