PSP rakes in over €100,000 in fines during Portugal’s State of Emergency

People ‘breaking lockdown rules’ – or otherwise not complying with measures introduced under Portugal’s State of Emergency – have been fined over €100,000 since January by PSP police. The force revealed this data today, explaining the fines – relating to 9,141 incidents, the majority of which took place on mainland Portugal – involved people failing to ‘stay at home’ when they were meant to, not using masks in the public highway when physical distancing was impractical, circulating between boroughs when this was prohibited, consuming alcoholic drinks in the street, or selling them, breaking rules relating to the functioning of restaurants and/ or failing to maintain correct physical distancing in public open spaces. Only 1,172 fines related to activities in the autonomous regions of Madeira and Azores.