Gaia parcometers suspended until end of February

The companies that manage the concessioned parking in Vila Nova de Gaia will not charge parcels until the end of February and it will be the chamber that will assume the loss of revenue, the Porto district council announced today.

“In the context of the current pandemic related to the new coronavirus, for reasons of public health and the safeguarding of all, Parquegil and Telef decided to suspend their concession services as of January 23 [Saturday], and until at the end of February ”, reads in a publication of the Vila Nova de Gaia Chamber on its official website.

This municipality points out that “it has taken this decision and will ensure that street parking in the municipality, in the areas concessioned to these companies, is not taxed during this period, assuming the payment to the companies”.

This decision occurs in the second consecutive week in which Portugal registers maximum cases of infection by the new coronavirus and deaths associated with covid-19.

The covid-19 pandemic caused at least 2.075.698 deaths resulting from more than 96,8 million cases of infection worldwide, while in Portugal 9.686 people died from 595.149 confirmed cases of infection.

The disease is transmitted by a new coronavirus detected in late December 2019 in Wuhan, a city in central China.

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