The President of Madeira, Miguel Albuquerque, stated on the 21st of December that he was adamant that if supermarkets and shopping centres refuse to comply with the rules concerning the pandemic that he will close them down. And it would seem that his warning has been taken to heart, as this morning, at a supermarket in Cancela at 07:50, changes were already visible. A guard was on duty at the main entrance who warned customers that they would have to queue and have their temperature taken before they entered the store.
During a videoconference at Quinta Vigia, Miguel Albuquerque said that bars and restaurants are complying, but supermarkets and shopping centres were not as vigilant, and this will not do.
In his statement, he said, “we are seeing a lot of carelessness and I will alert the shopping centres to this situation. If they do not respect the rules, which includes taking customer temperatures and enforcing social distancing, I will close everything.”
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