It was bound to happen, but reports back from the Public Security Police restricting movement between the municipalities say that dozens of drivers have been trying to breach the new Easter restrictions.
Commissioner Marco Lobato, of the Public Security Police, explained to local newspapers that dozens of drivers have tried to enter the municipality of Funchal without any justified reason. Because of this, drivers are being turned back and ordered to return to their homes. He went to say this is what happened and will continue to happen until midnight on the 13th of April. All entries and exits to the capital are controlled, all vehicles, without exception, will be inspected, and no one will move from one municipality to another without a plausible reason.
Cancela is under strict control at the moment and already a hundred drivers have been forced to return to their homes. The police are also boarding buses ensuring that only those allowed to travel can travel.