Among the provisional and exceptional measures in force pending the state of emergency, we would like to further highlight, the following:

  • compulsory quarantine, either in an institution or at home, is imposed on patients infected by COVID-19, people who have been exposed to this infection, citizens coming from abroad, and any citizens ordered to remain under active surveillance by the proper health authorities;
  • the authorities are authorized to request to electronic communication operators detailed records of telephone calls and other support items exclusively for purposes of tracing citizens suspected of being infected by, or confirmed cases of, COVID-19, and their contact details;
  • State bodies will adopt their own specific operation procedures, but must ensure minimum services;
  • shutdown of teaching and training establishments;
  • sport competitions are forbidden, without prejudice to the performance of individual sporting activities from 5am to 6.30am and from 5pm to 7pm (from Monday to Friday) and 5am to 7pm (during the weekend);
  • prohibition of political events and activities, meetings and protests with more than 50 people;
  • prohibition of recreational and leisure activities on the public highway or in public spaces;
  • suspension of services and religious celebrations;
  • retired doctors and nurses may be subject to civil requisition, save for those who are vulnerable to the pandemic;
  • the Ministry of Justice and Human Rights, in liaison with the Superior Councils of the Judicial Magistracy and the Public Prosecutor’s Office must make the adequate arrangements to ensure effective access to justice and the courts;
  • the media, both public and private, remain in operation.

 

 

 

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