The Ladra, Relógio and Galinheiras fairs, which take place in the city of Lisbon, will reopen this weekend, about two months after being suspended due to the covid-19 pandemic, the municipality announced today.
"The fairs that take place in the city of Lisbon will reopen to the public this weekend. Following the resolution of the Council of Ministers, the city council decided that the Ladra, Relógio and Galinheiras fairs will resume their operation, with, however, a set of health safety rules and norms that must be observed by those who visit them ", advances the municipality, in a statement.
Respiratory etiquette, the use of masks and social distancing must be complied with by all marketers and customers, emphasizes the municipality, adding that, at fairs where fresh products are marketed, "merchants must handle them when attending the service. ".
In the case of the Ladra and Relógio fairs, the timetable remains unchanged: from 07:00 to 18:00 and from 07:00 to 14:00, respectively. Galinheiras Fair starts to open at 08:00 and closes at 14:00.
In this reopening phase, taking into account a set of "measures that are part of a municipal contingency plan, applied to fairs and which is framed by rules issued by the Directorate-General for Health (…) only access to marketers will be allowed permanent and some traders are expected to relocate to guarantee their distance ".
"Occasional marketers will not be allowed. In the case of Feira das Galinheiras, there will be control of the number of entries since this fair is held in a physically delimited enclosure", adds the municipality, chaired by Fernando Medina (PS).
"Information panels with safety recommendations will be placed, the hygiene and cleaning of the fairs will be reinforced and the inspection will be reinforced to ensure compliance with the rules", the statement also reinforces.
Portugal accounts for 1,289 deaths associated with Covid-19 in 30,200 confirmed cases of infection, according to the latest daily bulletin from the Directorate-General for Health (DGS) on the pandemic.
In relation to the previous day, there are 12 more deaths (+ 0.9%) and 288 more cases of infection (+ 1%).
The number of hospitalized people dropped from 608 to 576, of which 84 were in intensive care units (minus eight).
DGS also points out that the number of recovered patients increased from 6,452 to 7,590 (+1,138).
Portugal entered on May 3 in a calamity situation due to the pandemic, after three consecutive periods in a state of emergency since March 19.
This new phase of combating Covid-19 provides for mandatory confinement for sick people and under active surveillance, the general duty of home collection and the mandatory use of masks or visors in public transport, public attendance services, schools and commercial establishments.
The Government approved new measures that came into force on Monday, including the resumption of visits to nursing home users, the reopening of daycare centers, face-to-face classes for the 11th and 12th year and the reopening of some street shops, cafes, restaurants, museums, monuments and palaces.
The return of the community religious ceremonies is scheduled for May 30 and the opening of the bathing season for June 6.