Parliament approves the mandatory use of masks

in News · 23-10-2020 15:49:00 · 5 Comments

In today’s final vote Parliament has approved the Social-democrat (PSD) bill that imposes the mandatory use of masks in public spaces and has said that people who do not comply with this rule will be fined between 100 and 500 euros.

In the final voting session, the law had votes against it from BE, PCP and the Green party.

It was argued by Joacine Katar Moreira in Parliament and strongly counted on a favourable vote from the rest of the other MPs.

Only the one member of the Chega party did not participate in the vote. The PSD party asked to prolong the final drafting of the bill so that the final draft of the law could be checked over by the President later today.


Please be more clear on the law that actually states the use of a mask is compulsory for all people "over ten years old to access, circulate or stay in public spaces and roads whenever the physical distance recommended by health authorities are impossible",

By Ian smith from Algarve on 24-10-2020 11:32

Portugal now stasi police state, the pandemic is a lie! Its being used to destroy us all, open eyes people. Its time to revolt.

By Guy fawkes from Other on 24-10-2020 05:08

Well, another reason less for anybody to come to Portugal. I guess one has to read the text in detail to see where the need for a mask really applies. If it is everywhere outdoors then it would say a lot about the intellectual capacity of the Portuguese parliamentarians.

By John Dough from Lisbon on 23-10-2020 05:06

If I see any politician or officials without mask I am going to take photos and report them. Not even dictatorships force masks on people, is this maybe to groome Portuguese people to be adapting to islamic clothes when mass migration begin?

By Magnus from Other on 23-10-2020 04:19

Why are all political parties ignoring the science on masks?

Why are they not being made to produce (non existing) evidence that masks reduce infections?

Ask yourself, #whyaretheydoingthis ?

By Miquel from Lisbon on 23-10-2020 04:02
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