Covid-19. GNR intercepted a bus with 50 foreigners who entered Portugal at an unauthorized point

GNR intercepted on Monday a bus with 50 foreign passengers that entered Portugal through the border of Marco, in the municipality of Arronches, district of Portalegre, unauthorized crossing point, said a source from that security force.

According to the same source, the bus, with two drivers, also foreign, was sent in the early afternoon to the border of Caia, in Elvas, also in the district of Portalegre, to be inspected by elements of the Foreigners and Borders Service (SEF) , due to the control of people on the borders between Portugal and Spain, in the context of the covid-19 pandemic.

A police source indicated to the Lusa agency that 48 passengers stayed at the border, in the territory of Spain, for their situation to be analyzed by the Spanish police, SEF was responsible for verifying the situation of two people and two others were allowed to remain in Portugal.

The Ministry of Internal Affairs announced on Sunday that the control of people at land and river borders between Portugal and Spain will continue until April 15 due to the covid-19 pandemic.

Circulation between Portugal and Spain at the 18 authorized crossing points (PPA) is limited to the international transportation of goods, duly documented cross-border and seasonal workers, and emergency and emergency vehicles and emergency services.

The covid-19 pandemic caused at least 2,853,908 deaths worldwide, resulting from more than 131.2 million cases of infection, according to a report made by the French agency AFP.

In Portugal, 16,885 people died from 823,494 confirmed cases of infection, according to the most recent bulletin from the Directorate-General for Health.

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