PM re-imposes some virus curbs in Lisbon

in News · 23-06-2020 09:50:00 · 9 Comments

Portugal’s Prime Minister Antonio Costa said on Monday some coronavirus restrictions would be re-imposed in the capital Lisbon to help control outbreaks from the pandemic.

Costa said measures to be introduced from Tuesday included a restriction on gatherings of more than 10 people and orders for cafes and shops to close at 8pm in the capital.

According to official data compiled by local media, between May 21 and June 21, Portugal recorded 9,221 new cases of COVID-19 with most cases detected in the Lisbon and Tagus Valley regions.


This will kill the economy not the corona. To control they should have also told people to stay at home at night no person should be outside after 8pm but people are still outside.

By Shabbir from Lisbon on 24-06-2020 10:44

Do restaurants close 8 pm also?

By Jim Schank from Lisbon on 24-06-2020 02:20

Dear Mrs. Voules
Please keep in mind that Algarve is in Portugal If you’re not happy about it just leave. You’re a guest here:be grateful and show some respect. Do remember you have no saying about what we do in our own country. Maybe you should enjoy the wonders of summer in good old London town
Yours sincerely
João Correia

By João Correia from Lisbon on 24-06-2020 01:31

So let the government kill the remains of the economy in the name of the fake pandemics.

By Ivan from Lisbon on 24-06-2020 01:21

The Lisbonites WILL come. Summer break is coming. And they should's their country. You're way overdue in losing the imperialistic attitude. I hope they have a great time!

By William from Other on 24-06-2020 11:19

Well done Mr Costa, maybe Lisbon will come to its senses. When there is a public holiday, the Lisbonites swarm to the Algarve, no masks, total disregard for anybody, just wanting to party. Noise, litter everywhere. One public holiday, we had to close the border to keep them out! Tourists are welcome to the Algarve - but not if they come from Lisbon.

By Mrs G. Vowles from Algarve on 24-06-2020 05:46

Thank you Mr president and his cabinet members,and the entire public in Portugal,if the government can help us get our residence id card it will be good for dose we are working,you can't live in foreign countries without no Identification,I really appreciated Portugal the peaceful there have in Portugal it's not easy to find a country like Portugal,I live in Portugal many years ago,peace and love together we are one,I respect the secret of Portuguese so much call police and military,happiness is always in Portugal,

By Lamin Camara from Lisbon on 23-06-2020 08:47

This doesn't surprise me: the subways are full, to full, and a lot of people using subways don't wear masks.
There are arrows on the floors of shopping malls to show you the direction, these are being ignored.
Supermarkets are crowded, sometimes so crowded that's it's not possible to keep distance.
If you don't follow the rules than this happens, and it happens all over the world.

By Barend from Lisbon on 23-06-2020 05:49

This is the death penalty for the restaurants...

By Thomas Wissmann from Lisbon on 23-06-2020 10:18
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