Mandatory wearing of a mask on the street in the next 70 days approved


Parliament on Friday approved the mandatory use of a mask in outdoor spaces for a period of 70 days. The proposal, which results from a bill presented by the PSD, had the favorable votes of the Social Democrats and Socialists, as well as the CDS and PAN. BE, PCP, PEV and Joacine Katar Moreira abstained. Only the Liberal Initiative voted against.

The diploma (which you can consult HERE) was approved in general, specialty and global final vote, fulfilling in one step the entire legislative process in the Assembly of the Republic, which means that it will continue for promulgation by the President of the Republic in the coming days. If Marcelo promulgates it immediately, the measure could come into effect over the next week.

The PSD project now approved establishes the “exceptional mandatory use of a mask to access or stay in public spaces and roads”.

“The use of a mask by people over the age of 10 is mandatory for access, circulation or permanence in public spaces and roads whenever the physical distance recommended by health authorities proves to be impractical”, the text refers.

The diploma provides four exceptions to the mandatory use of a mask on the street:

– Upon presentation of a medical certificate of multipurpose disability or medical declaration, in the case of people with cognitive impairment, development and psychological disorders.


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