"Tourists can only travel between municipalities to reach their accommodation, and are then prevented from moving [between municipalities] for other purposes", the State Secretary of Tourism explained to Lusa.
Asked whether the Government will opt for localized actions or whether national restrictions are allowed as a new general confinement, Lacerda Sales said that "all countries in Europe are currently trying to stabilize in a given model that can hold many variables".
According to the clarification sent by the office of the Secretary of State for Tourism, Rita Marques, to the Portuguese Hotel, Restaurant and Similar Association (AHRESP), the restrictions on movement between municipalities, in the period between 00:00 on October 30 and at 06:00 am on November 03, they do not apply to “foreign tourists, as well as national citizens residing in the autonomous regions and outside Portugal” for places such as tourist developments and local accommodation.
Social Security: Debt collections show “harmful practices” of citizens' rights ”, complains Ombudsman
The Ombudsman, Maria Lúcia Amaral, recommends profound changes after inspections of 11 sections of the Social Security executive process showing practices that are detrimental to citizens' rights. Among these practices are the collection of non-existent debts, the lack of notification in time, the seizure of bank accounts above the amount legally allowed or the unjustified delay in the refund of amounts unduly charged.
The Assistant Secretary of State and Health stresses that "if citizens are required to reinforce individual responsibility in the defense of our collective well-being, the Ministry of Health is required to continue to make decisions".
Health officials have registered 1.657 more hikes in the past 24 hours, bringing the total number of people free from the virus to 74.001.
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