Portugal divided between alertness, contingency and calamity

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Portugal divided between alertness, contingency and calamity

Most of mainland Portugal will pass on 1 July to the situation of alert due to the pandemic of covid-19, with the exception of the Metropolitan Area of Lisbon (AML), which will pass to the contingency state.

Within the AML, which is made up of 18 municipalities, 19 parishes in five municipalities will continue to be in a state of calamity, since, according to the prime minister, it is “where the focus of greatest concern for new cases [of infection].

Thus, there will be three 'levels' of restrictions due to the covid-19 pandemic.

The alert situation, the one in which the country found itself before the state of emergency was declared on 18 March, is the lowest level of intervention provided for in the Civil Protection Bases Act, after the contingency and calamity situation ( higher).

The Government also announced the creation of a regime of administrative offenses for those who violate the rules established within the scope of the covid-19 pandemic, such as gatherings or consuming alcoholic beverages on the street, with fines ranging from 100 to 500 Euros for individuals and 1,000 to 5,000 Euros for corporate bodies.

Mainland Portugal (with the exception of the Lisbon Metropolitan Area)

Most of the country goes on alert from 1 July, with the following restrictions coming into effect:

- Mandatory home or hospital confinement for people infected with covid-19 or subject to active surveillance.

- The rules of physical distance, use of mask, capacity, schedules and hygiene are maintained.

- Gatherings limited to 20 people.

- Prohibition of alcohol consumption on public roads.

Lisbon Metropolitan Area

The Metropolitan Area of ??Lisbon will be in a state of contingency from 1 July, with the Government decreeing more restrictive confinement measures:

- Mandatory home or hospital confinement for people infected with covid-19 or subject to active surveillance.

- Limitation of 10 people in the gatherings.

- Prohibition of consumption of alcoholic beverages in outdoor spaces.

- Prohibition on selling alcoholic beverages in service areas and gas stations

- Most commercial establishments must close at 20:00.

- Hypermarkets and supermarkets can remain open until 22:00, but cannot sell alcohol after 20:00.

- Restaurants can operate beyond 8pm for on-site meals (both inside establishments and on licensed terraces), on a take-away service or home delivery.

- No closing time is imposed for fuel supply services (they can operate 24 hours a day exclusively for the sale of fuel), pharmacies, funeral homes, sports equipment, clinics, offices and veterinarians.

19 parishes in the municipalities of Lisbon, Sintra, Amadora, Odivelas and Loures

The Government decreed that 19 parishes in five municipalities in the Lisbon Metropolitan Area will continue in a state of calamity: Santa Clara (Lisbon), the four parishes in the municipality of Odivelas (Odivelas and the parish unions of Pontinha and Famões, Póvoa de Santo Adrião and Olival Basto, and Ramada and Caneças), the six parishes in the municipality of Amadora (Alfragide, Águas Livres, Encosta do Sol, Mina de Água, Venteira and Union of Parishes of Falagueira and Venda Nova), six parishes of Sintra (unions of parishes of Queluz and Belas, Massamá and Monte Abraão, Cacém and São Marcos, Agualva and Mira Sintra, Algueirão-Mem Martins and the parish of Rio de Mouro) and two parishes of Loures (associations of parishes of Sacavém and Prior Velho, and Camarate, Unhos and Appeal).

In these parishes special containment measures were imposed:

- The “civic duty of home collection” is imposed, that is, people should only leave the house to go to work, go shopping, play sports or provide assistance to family members.

- Gatherings are limited to five people.

- Fairs and uprising markets are prohibited.

- Reinforcement of mandatory containment surveillance by joint Civil Protection, Social Security and Community Health teams.

- The Healthy Neighbourhoods Programme, coordinated by architect Helena Roseta, will be implemented to improve living conditions.


Comments:

Where there are larger chances of spreading virus they have kept it open till 10pm like supermarket,hypermarkets. Pure partiality

By Shabbir from Lisbon on 28-06-2020 07:32

Who does your translations from Portuguese to English? This article has poor readability since it's just a word-for-word translation with awkward sentence structure and punctuation that doesn't flow in English. You guys should consider getting someone with native or near-native proficiency in English to edit the article after it's been translated.

"Most of mainland Portugal will pass on 1 July to the situation of alert due to the pandemic of covid-19, with the exception of the Metropolitan Area of Lisbon (AML), which will pass to the contingency state." - This makes almost no sense in English.

"On 1 July, most of mainland Portugal will be downgraded to a state of alert due to the COVID-19 pandemic, with the exception of the Metropolitan Area of Lisbon (AML), which will be put in a state of contingency."

By T. from Algarve on 28-06-2020 07:22

Do You realy understand those articles? Can not You find someone with good English to write and edit information here.

By Oscar from UK on 27-06-2020 06:07
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