Test or certificate in restaurants is now required in 90 municipalities

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On the day when hospitalizations rise again and the country registers 3,641 new cases and five deaths, the Government warns that the situation continues to deteriorate, but emphasizes that the current measures will only be changed after the next Infarmed meeting.

Mariana Vieira da Silva, Minister of State and Presidency, warns that “the situation continues to degrade”, adding that “the situation in the country remains at the red level”, and that “there is a “race against time” between the vaccination process and the evolution of the pandemic.

Still, he points out that there is an apparent “slowdown in growth rate” of the pandemic.

The measures applied by the Government last week are to maintain high risk and very high risk councils.

The number of municipalities at risk high covid-19 transmission rate increased to 43 (last week it was 27). Are they:

Alcobaça
Alenquer
arouca
Arraiolos
Azambuja
Barcelos
Battle
Bombarral
Braga
Cantanhede
Cartaxo
Castro Marim
Keys
Coimbra
Constancy
Espinho
Figueira da Foz
Gondomar
Guimaraes
Leiria
Lousada
Maia
Monchique
Montemor-o-Novo
Obidos
Walls
Leather walls
Big Pedro
Port of Mos
Póvoa do Varzim
Rio Maior
Salvaterra de Magos
Santarem
Santiago do Cacém
Tavira
Torres Vedras
Trancoso
Trofa
Valongo
Viana do Alentejo
Vila do Bispo
Vila Nova de Famalicão
Vila Real de Santo António

In these councils, curfew at 11 pm and the requirement for a negative test or digital certificate to enter restaurants on the weekend remains.

Other rules pass by mandatory telecommuting, restaurants, cafes and patisseries open until 22:30 (inside, with a maximum of 6 people per group and on the terrace, 10 people per group), cultural shows with the same hours as restaurants and retail until 21:00.

In turn, the councils in very high risk are now 47:

Albergaria-a-Velha
Albufeira
Bucket
Almada
amateur
Arruda dos Vinhos
Aveiro
Notice
Barreiro
Benavente
Cascais
Elvas
Faro
Ilhavo
lagoon
Lagos
Lisboa
Loulé
Loures
Lourinhã
Mafra
Matosinhos
Sight
A lot
Montijo
Nazareth
Odivelas
oeiras
Olhão
Oliveira do Bairro
Palmela
Peniche
Portimão
Porto
Santo Tirso
São Brás de Alportel
Seixal
Sesimbra
Setúbal
Silves
Sines
Sintra
Sobral de Monte Agraço
Bums
Vila Franca de Xira
Vila Nova de Gaia
Viseu

In these municipalities, the measures are even tighter.

In addition to the nightly curfew and obligatory teleworking, restaurants, cafes and patisseries can only have a maximum of 4 people per group inside and 6 people per group on the terrace.

Other rules include the prohibition of group classes in gyms, weddings and baptisms with 25% of the capacity, low and medium risk sports.

Retail trade is expected to operate during the week until 9 pm. At weekends and holidays, food retail up to 7 pm and non-food retail until 3:30 pm.

Lastly, on alert there are now 30 councils (the week before there were 34):

Agatha
Alcoutim
Aljustrel
Amarante
Anadia
Cadaval
Queen syrup
Paiva Castle
Estarreja
Fafe
Felgueiras
Look
Marco de Canaveses
great navy
Mogadouro
Montemor-o-Velho
Murtosa
Ourém
Ovar
Ferreira’s Palace
Penafiel
Santa Maria da Feira
São João da Madeira
Serpa
Valpacos
Viana do Castelo
Vila do Conde
Real Village
Vila Vicosa
Vizela

The Government revealed that it has approved a decree law that allows the sale of self-tests in supermarkets, announced the minister.

For now, the Executive still cannot predict when the peak of the fourth phase that the country is going through will be. It is only guaranteed that vaccination efforts are at their maximum and that, currently, there are 3,200,000 Portuguese with full vaccination.

Ana Isabel Moura, ZAP //