Portimão to distribute 250,000 masks among local population

Portimão Council is purchasing 250,000 masks to be distributed among the local population as a “preventive measure against the Covid-19 pandemic”.

The decision was announced by Mayor Isilda Gomes during a civil protection meeting on Wednesday.

The council will explain, “in due time”, how citizens will have access to the masks, which will include “an instruction manual”.

“Citizens should continue self-isolating even after receiving their masks,” says the council.

Portimão has not registered a new coronavirus case in over five days.

michael.bruxo@algarveresident.com