National Defence Day returns to face-to-face format

in News · 08-08-2020 20:00:00 · 0 Comments

National Defence Day (MDN), which has been suspended since 9 March due to the covid-19 pandemic, will return to a face-to-face format on 2 September.

In a statement, the Ministry of National Defence said that “following the guidelines of the Directorate-General for Health (DGS), the National Defence Day Disclosure Centres have been reconfigured and adapted to safely receive all summoned citizens”, resuming its normal activity, in-person format, from 2 September.

The MDN said that “safe routes were created and the social exclusion measures in place were adopted”, all spaces will be sanitised and personal protection materials will be available, namely hand sanitiser and masks, “which will be mandatory for everyone.”

Since it was created in 2004, more than 1.2 million young people have participated in this initiative, which aims to sensitise young people to National Defence and publicise the role of the Armed Forces.

On 2 September, the return of National Defence Day will begin at the National Defence Disclosure Centres (CDDN) in Maceda, Vila Real, Viseu, Sintra and Portimão, where the young people called up will be divided into six groups “in order not to exceed the maximum number foreseen by the DGS rules.”

The young people summoned must, therefore, appear in the places indicated in the Call Notice that are posted in the City Councils, Parish Councils, Consular Posts and online.


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