Since yesterday (May 4), wearing masks has become mandatory in several locations in Portugal. Check here where you must wear it.
Portugal’s minister of infrastructure called for the use of masks, which are now mandatory on public transport. “It is fundamental to protect ourselves and others. Everyone has to wear masks and we all have to be responsible for ourselves and others” the minister said.
Masks or visors are mandatory in public services, such as transport or stations, and in commercial establishments. The new approved legislation says that one can be fined between 120 and 350 euros for not wearing masks in public transport.
So, keep in mind, you should wear a mask if you are:
- Visiting a commercial or public indoor location, such as: shops, schools, train stations, social security, etc.;
- Using public transport.
It is important to remember that wearing a mask is an additional protective measure of social distancing, besides washing your hands and coughing/sneezing into your elbow.
General public can wear uncertified masks, homemade or other. Risk groups must use surgical masks.
The latest official data showed 1043 covid-19 deaths in Portugal and 25,282 infected.
The new coronavirus pandemic has caused more than 245 thousand deaths and it has infected over 3.4 million people in the world.