National Maritime Authority prohibits groups of people on the beaches

in News · 15-03-2020 12:31:00 · 2 Comments

The National Maritime Authority have stated that all sports or leisure activities that bring people together on the beaches of the continent, Madeira and the Azores, to minimize the likelihood of the spread of the new coronavirus (Covid-19 ).

In a statement published on the official website, the National Maritime Authority justified the "preventive measure" as an answer "to contain the spread of Covid-19" and ensures that the "ban will be lifted as soon as all security conditions are met".

The National Maritime Authority reinforces the appeal to citizens not to go to the beaches and not go to baths.


Portugal is on the alert level, with 169 cases of Covid-19 infection confirmed.

The new coronavirus was first detected in December in China, and has already claimed more than 5,700 deaths worldwide.



Comments:

For crowds it would almost sensible. For individuals and small groups the directive is short viewed, asinine and ridiculous!

By Tony Fernandes from Other on 16-03-2020 01:32

What is the Portuguese government doing to test tourists at all the borders, lànd, air and sea. There are some disturbing reports coming through about British and Spanish tourists, who have not been checked?

By Harry from Porto on 16-03-2020 01:01
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