The President of the Regional Government admitted today that the restrictive measures used to contain the pandemic could be eased as of next Monday, as numbers have stabilised. However, this all depends on how the number of cases evolve over the coming week.
While talking to journalists he said: “So far the situation has remained stable, but we still have 310 active cases. in the region.” The response unequivocally rejected the Funchal Association of Commerce and Industry (ACIF) request that restaurants should be allowed to open until 11 pm. Miguel Albuquerque went on to say that although he recognised that several sectors in the economy were severely affected by the current rules, he said that there was no point putting any pressure on the Regional Government or the health authorities as a decision would only be made based on the epidemiological situation and risk assessments.