In a statement, the Lisbon Metropolitan Command of the PSP reveals that, over the weekend, operations were carried out in the 18 municipalities in the metropolitan area “directed to the main roads, urban centers and areas of concentration of people”.

The operations, says the PSP, had as main objective, "apart from the road and sanction component, the awareness of drivers who travel for reasons that do not fit the norms of the legal framework of the state of emergency".

In the operations were “almost 500 policemen” of diverse valences, namely territorial device, transit and component of public order.

In all, 29 people were arrested for different reasons: driving without a license (12 arrests), driving under the influence of alcohol (two arrests), drug trafficking (eight arrests), theft (one arrest), disobedience (three arrests) and warrants detention pending (three).

In these operations, 370 doses of hashish and five doses of heroin were also seized, in addition to five vehicles.

“The PSP Metropolitan Command of Lisbon will continue to make efforts to sanction behaviours that violate the extraordinary framework in force, and, consequently, contribute to mitigate the potentially negative and harmful effects on the public health of all citizens”, read if in the note.

The PSP also reiterates the call to all citizens to “strictly comply” with the guidelines of the Directorate-General for Health and the police, to break the greatest number of contagion chains and contain them.