The health authority states in the updated document that is published on its website, that the guidance has been updated in accordance with “the current epidemiological situation and the best scientific evidence”. This recommendation comes about three weeks after the Government decreed the end of the mandatory use of a mask in public passenger transport, in taxis and TVDE and planes.
Thus, the Directorate-General for Health recommends the use of masks “by anyone over the age of 10 whenever they are in closed environments, in clusters, namely, in the use of collective passenger transport, including air transport, as well as in public transport”.
The use of a mask is also recommended on platforms and covered accesses to public transport, including airports, maritime terminals and metro and train networks. Its use is also recommended in community pharmacies and “in confirmed cases of covid-19, in all circumstances, whenever [people] are out of their place of isolation until the 10th day after the date of onset of symptoms or of the positive test”.
The Directorate-General for Health also advises the most vulnerable people, namely those with chronic diseases or states of immunosuppression with an increased risk for severe covid-19, to wear a mask whenever they are in a “situation of increased risk of exposure”.
The lunatics are trying to run the asylum again……oh dear.
By JG from Algarve on 20 Sep 2022, 06:12
Is the Great PandeCommedy back again ?
By Roberto from Lisbon on 21 Sep 2022, 10:55
Great idea ! There's still a pandemic and these areas tend to gather large amounts of people. It's not over yet.
By Anne from Lisbon on 21 Sep 2022, 11:08
Correction: the lunatics are reasserting their authority.
By John from USA on 21 Sep 2022, 11:14
Wow, are they stark raving mad. We know that masks do not work, unless it is at least N95 or better! In a resent report, it was found that 95% or Portugal residents had Covid antibodies. What on earth will masks be changing?
The globalists want us to be isolated once again. They are going to find it much harder for people to comply now. I refuse to be dictated to by the globalists... pleae take note!
By NN from Beiras on 21 Sep 2022, 11:27
Cases being flat as they are, I don't get the change so quickly after loosening restrictions. Tourist related business can't be happy about this. Heading to Portugal next week for three weeks, I'm certainly not thrilled with this development.
By T Graf from USA on 21 Sep 2022, 14:27
When are these so called experts going to realise that Covid is not going anywhere any time soon; if ever. We need to live with it and get on with life. Please stop scare mongering yet again.
By Les from Beiras on 22 Sep 2022, 09:50
No mask exist that can filter viruses, the holes in the mask material is bigger then the small size virus.
By Magnus from Other on 22 Sep 2022, 11:34
Wait a minute, didn't Joe Biden say the pandemic is over?
By Tony B from USA on 24 Sep 2022, 19:55