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Containment Breaches Discovered in Câmara de Lobos

Yesterday, the Câmara Municipal de Câmara de Lobos reported that breaches in the containment fence surrounding the parish of approximately 18,000 inhabitants are being reinforced, and that barriers and notices of prohibition of passage will be placed in pedestrian accesses between parishes, which will be  monitored by security forces.

Only two entrance and exit points into the parish exist; one at Ponte dos Socorridos and the second at Pedreira roundabout, and only those allowed in, are those providing essential services, and even they will be operating under tight security rules.  Any remaining access points are sealed with concrete barriers.

In the statement, following a meeting with the Mayor, Pedro Coelho and the Municipal Civil Protection Commission, those living in the remaining parishes of the municipality – Quinta Grande, Câmara de Lobos Strait, Jardim da Serra and Curral das Freiras – can continue to work and move according to the rules laid out by the State of Emergency.

Following on, the Câmara has confirmed that the Volunteer Firefighters of Câmara de Lobos are already qualified to transport Covid-19 infected patients.  Also, senior citizens living in the parishes home will be tested for the virus.

During the meeting with the Municipal Civil Protection Commission, Pedro Coelho pointed out that the population is “coping” with their new confinement and protection measures. In addition, the City Council will be working with minimal services, but with social services working to the maximum, in order to respond to any situations that may arise.

Samantha Gannon

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