Limited freedom of movement in the afternoons and evenings of the next two weekends

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Circulation will be limited for the next two weekends between 13:00 on Saturday and 05:00 on Sunday and 05:00 on Monday in the 121 municipalities with the highest risk of contagion.

The Prime Minister announced today at the end of an extraordinary Council of Ministers meeting to take action under the state of emergency declared in the wake of the covid-19 pandemic, “there will be freedom of movement on Saturday and Sunday mornings”.

The “limitation of freedom of movement” will apply from 13:00 on Saturday to 05:00 on Sunday and from 13:00 on Monday to 05:00 on the weekends of 14 and 15 November and 21 and 22 November.

The government has also decreed a curfew between 23:00 and 05:00 on weekdays, from Monday to 23 November, in the 121 municipalities most affected by the pandemic.

“We have the clear notion that social coexistence has a very important contribution to the spread” of the contagion and that the spread develops in the post-work period, said António Costa, who was speaking after midnight, at the end of the extraordinary Council of Ministers meeting, at the Palácio da Ajuda, in Lisbon, to concretize the measures of the state of emergency that will be in force between Monday, November 9th and 23rd.

The measure was announced on the day Portugal again reached a new daily maximum of covid-19 cases by accounting for another 6,640 infections in the last 24 hours, and registered 56 deaths in the same period, according to the Directorate General for Health (DGS).

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