Portugal eliminated the use of outdoor masks, but will remain indoors

As of this Monday, September 13, The use of masks is no longer an obligation in Portugal, at least in open spaces.

According to General Directorate of Security (DGS) of that country, the masks can be used in the event of crowds, where social distance cannot be maintained; they must also wear them those with chronic health problems, as long as they move out of their residence.

Nevertheless, In closed places it will be mandatory to wear masks, for example in educational establishments, commercial premises, showrooms such as cinema and theater, and in workplaces where physical distance between people is not guaranteed.

Those infected with the disease must also carry it, except when they are alone in their habitual residence.

According to data provided by the National Health Service, Portugal registers 1,056,042 people infected since the start of the pandemic and 17,866 deaths. Meanwhile, 37,365 cases remain active.

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