Portimão delivers kits containing masks and alcohol to local businesses

Portimão Council is delivering kits with 12 masks, 12 pairs of gloves, two protective visors and a bottle of alcohol to local businesses in a bid to help them reopen after Portugal’s imposed lockdown with the necessary precautions in place.

Local mayor Isilda Gomes met with representatives of the local business association Associação Portimonense de Comércio e Serviços on Saturday (May 2) to explain how the distribution of the kits would work and why it is important for businesses to follow recommendations in order to prevent the spread of Covid-19.

Most of the kits have already been delivered, the council says in a communiqué to the press, in a joint effort which also involved local firefighters, scouts, parish councils, civil protection services and volunteers.

Around 80 kits were also delivered on Monday to local taxi companies, which were hit hard by the pandemic.

The council adds that local citizens or businesses who have yet to receive their protective masks or kits should contact the local civil protection hotline ‘Linha Proteção 24’ (808 282 112).

michael.bruxo@algarveresident.com