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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Teresa Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17/January/2021 at 20:36
Here,  grocery stores, pharmacies and large stores like Walmarts are allowed to open and allowed to sell anything - a very sore point here as these large stores are selling lots of non-essential items like TVs, etc. while privately owned small shops are closed other than for curbside pick-up of online orders only.  (Although most small shops have just closed - I suppose not worth having a staff available for the odd pick-up order.)

Liquor and beers stores are open as they are considered essential as are cannabis stores (it is legal here)!  LOL  I suppose, the longer the lockdown, the more essential these are!  :D

I don't think we've seen the worst of the economic impact yet...  very sad situations for many people.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote cubsur Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18/January/2021 at 10:16
To answer Jock, I will bet that many footballers have mothers, wives or girlfriends or sisters who are 'airdressers. Or they can wangle a home visit.

Yesterday afternoon, some of the patrons of the bar by me had migrated across the road to sit on a wall. One chap had even brought a small folding chair, like fishermen have, so that could sit a bit more comfortably. Socially distanced they were not. I was waiting for the wailing sirens and mass arrests, but no.

As I write the bar owner is across the street in converse with two of his customers.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Algarveaddick Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19/January/2021 at 13:01
The government have acted quickly to stop the coffee in the street thing. See below for the new measures mentioned last night.

 
  • A ban on weekend travel between municipalities is reinstated;
  • All establishments of all types must close at 20h00 during the week and 13h00 on weekends. The exception is food retailing which on weekends can operate until 17h00;
  • The sale at the door on any non-food establishment, such as clothing shops, will be prohibited;
  • The sale at the door of any kind of beverage, even coffee, is prohibited;
  • The presence and consumption of food outside or in the vicinity of establishments is prohibited;
  • All restaurants in shopping centres are closed, even if they are take-away;
  • Sales and discounts promoting the movement of people are forbidden;
  • It is forbidden for people to stay in public spaces such as gardens. They can be frequented, but they cannot be places to spend time at;
  • Municipalities are asked to limit access to areas that invite concentration of people, such as river margins (“marginais”, “ribeiras”), including spaces to play tennis or “pádel”;
  • Senior universities, day centres and community centres are closed;
  • Travel for on-site work will require a written declaration from the employer;
  • In the next 48 hours companies with more than 250 employees must send the Authority for Working Conditions (ACT) the nominal list of all employees whose in-person work they consider indispensable.
 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote pyrman Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19/January/2021 at 13:26
At long last .. after almost a year of pussyfooting around ... a proper lockdown.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Teresa Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19/January/2021 at 16:02
Wow, that is how it should be done!  Very sad for the businesses but this is what's needed.  There are too, too many loopholes in our lockdown.  As much as no one would enjoy the severity of Portugal's lockdown, it is the only way to get things under control (anywhere).   Months and months of wishy-washy lockdowns do not help businesses either!

I hope you start seeing improvement soon.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Jock Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19/January/2021 at 20:24
As we found in Scotland, if it doesn't hurt it isn't working.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote cubsur Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Yesterday at 10:44
A step in the right direction but it is essential now that schools etc must be closed and children confined to home.  Surely children must be among the chief carrier suspects?

All sports events must also cease. Why should contact sports like football be allowed? Even in their protected environment they go home to wives and children.

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote cubsur Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 4 hours 19 minutes ago at 08:41
Living in a small apartment block with thin walls makes it all too easy to overhear neighbours having shouting matches. Let's hope these don't escalate, but with the weeks of unemployment and confinement turning into months, I fear there will be domestic violence in the news.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote JuliejH Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 1 hour 32 minutes ago at 11:28
I can totally understand the domestic issues, in my small cul de sac there is an abusive husband and she’s been terrified, but feels she cannot escape , awful the repercussions from this virus !
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