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What Has to Close, Will Close

During a visit to a school in Caniço, the President of the Regional Government was asked whether nightclubs would be forced to close again.  However, Miguel Albuquerque refused to be drawn into the debate saying that he will announce the new restrictive measures himself tomorrow from Quinta Vigia.

The Government is preparing to announce further restrictions whose impact on the islands economy will hopefully be minimal.

The head of the Madeiran Executive further stated that irrespective of the number of tourists, the year-end firework display will take place especially as it is much loved by the Madeirans themselves.  However, the progress of the pandemic will affect how it is viewed.  He went on to say that the traditional farmers market will not go ahead as it did not make sense for so many people to be in close proximity with each other.

Regarding the protective masks, promised to students, the President said that everything is being dealt with but as masks are so much more affordable he was not worried about their current lack of availability.

Finally, the President reiterated that we are living in difficult times and as such nothing has yet been decided on what Christmas entertainment will go ahead.

Samantha Gannon

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