Man arrested in Carvoeiro for breaking Covid-19 quarantine

A 45-year-old man was arrested yesterday in Carvoeiro (Lagoa) for breaking a Covid-19 quarantine order.

The man was caught driving despite having been ordered to stay home. He was detained and ordered to return to his home, later being named an ‘arguido’ (defendant).

According to the GNR police force, anyone who has tested positive for Covid-19 or is under surveillance of health authorities is required to self-quarantine.

Breaking this order is considered a crime of disobedience.