The measures announced today by the regional secretary for Health and Sports, Clélio Meneses, at a press conference in Angra do Heroísmo, aim to prevent the spread of contagion by the new coronavirus during Easter and determine that, between 00:00 on Friday and at 11:59 pm on Sunday, movement between municipalities across the island of São Miguel is prohibited.
The Regional Government (PSD / CDS-PP / PPM) also decreed the curfew between 3:00 pm each of these three days and 5:00 am the following day in the municipalities of São Miguel.
In the remaining islands, on this extended Easter weekend, the food and beverage establishments close at 22:00, with the sale of alcoholic beverages in the remaining establishments being prohibited from 20:00.
The executive also decided that he will not grant a point tolerance on Thursday, as it happened in other years.
Clélio Meneses said that the Northeast municipality rises to high risk, with the measures envisaged for these cases being applied as of Monday, and that the municipality of Ponta Delgada remains at the medium high level.
The risk scale used by the Autonomous Region of the Azores has five levels: very low, low, medium, medium high and high.
The Azores have 131 active cases, 130 in São Miguel: 105 in the municipality of Ponta Delgada, eight in the municipality of Ribeira Grande, seven in the municipality of Lagoa, seven in the municipality of Nordeste, four in Vila Franca do Campo and two in the municipality of Village.
The other islands do not register cases, with the exception of Terceira, where there is an active positive case in the parish of Feteira, in the municipality of Angra do Heroísmo.
Since the beginning of the pandemic, 4,179 cases of covid-19 have been diagnosed in the Azores, having recovered 3,910 people from the disease.
30 people died, 67 left the archipelago and 41 showed proof of previous cure, with 199 local transmission chains having been extinct.
From December 31, 2020 to March 30, 43,812 people over the age of 15 were vaccinated in the archipelago, 28,376 of whom received the first dose (14.01% of the population) and 15,436 with the second dose (7.62%).
The regional authorities of the Azores and Madeira daily disclose their data in relation to the pandemic, which may not coincide with the information disclosed in the bulletin of the Directorate-General for Health.
Get the latest news delivered to your inbox
Follow us on social media networks