A 48-year-old man, a merchant and resident in Porto, was detained by PSP for disobedience to the obligation of mandatory confinement at home decreed by the Public Health Authority due to the covid-19, that police force said Thursday.
In a statement, the Metropolitan Command of Porto of the PSP clarifies that the arrest came after a complaint that the man “was walking on the public road, in disobedience to the obligation of mandatory confinement at home, decreed by the Public Health Authority”.
The detainee circulated on Wednesday at 4:30 pm on Rua do Monte Cativo, in Porto, when he was detained by the staff of the Cedofeita Police Station of the 1st Police Division, adds the PSP.
The PSP calls for everyone to comply with “the rules for preventing the spread of infection by covid-19” and ensures that it will continue to carry out inspection and advisory actions on protection against infection on a daily basis.
The covid-19 pandemic has already caused more than one million and ninety-three thousand deaths and more than 38.5 million cases of infection worldwide, according to a report made by the French agency AFP.
In Portugal, 2,117 people died from 91,193 confirmed cases of infection, according to the most recent bulletin from the Directorate-General for Health.
Mainland Portugal entered at 00:00 this Thursday in a calamity situation due to the increase in the number of cases of covid-19, with new restrictive rules to halt the expansion of the pandemic.
After a month in a contingency situation, the alert level in mainland Portugal has increased to calamity and will remain at least until October 31, when the Government will carry out a reassessment.
Portugal on Wednesday reached the highest number of daily covid-19 cases since the beginning of the covid-19 pandemic, totaling 2,072.