Portuguese “behaved well” over Easter

in News · 17-04-2020 01:00:00 · 0 Comments

The GNR commander-general, Luís Botelho Miguel, said that there was “widespread acceptance by the population” of the confinement measures over the Easter period, due to Covid-19, and that the Portuguese “did well” and “stayed at home”.

The official spoke to journalists after an audience with the President of the Republic, Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, who called on the corporation to thank them for the work done in recent weeks.
“The President called us to convey the gratitude for the work that the GNR military has been carrying out during the state of emergency,” said Luís Botelho Miguel to journalists after the meeting with Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa.
Questioned by the journalists, the commander-general said that although there are military personnel infected with Covid-19, this does not jeopardise the GNR’s operability, nor is it at stake even if the situation of the state of emergency extends over time, and added that there have been no problems and that “the population is motivated”.
Regarding personal protection material Luís Botelho Miguel said that “the means are sufficient” and “are being distributed according to needs”.
In last week’s operation aimed at ensuring compliance with the tight circulation rules during the Easter period, 87 people were arrested by the PSP and GNR, of which 15 were infected with Covid-19.
”The operation went very well because of what was, once again, the good behaviour of society during this period,” the director of operations of the GNR told reporters at the press conference.


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