The mayor of Omidra said: “Anyone who is prevented from working will be compensated financially by the state through the social security system to all workers and companies.”
The Mayor of Odemira announced today that companies and workers in the diocese of San Teotiño and Longueira/Almograve will receive financial compensation during the period when they are unable to work due to sanitary fences.
“Today we learned that all people who were prevented from working in the sanitation fences of the two parishes will be compensated,” said Jose Alberto Rodríguez, Mayor of Odemira (Beja).
The mayor said at a press conference in Pasos Consello that social security will provide financial support through “a specific form that should be known today.”
The mayor said: “Anyone who is prevented from working will receive economic compensation from the state through the social security system, covering all workers and companies.” The mayor claimed that he did not know “how the money will reach the beneficiaries”.
When the reporter asked whether the support covers all companies, Jose Alberto Guerrero said that according to the information he got from him, “all companies in all fields of economic activity will be involved.”
He emphasized: “Companies in all walks of life are prohibited from entering the fence to engage in professional activities. Of course, the support is for these workers and companies.”
The Mayor of Alentejo has defended in a statement to the Lusa News Agency today that due to the covid-19 pandemic, companies and workers in the parish under the sanitary wall have been compensated for 11 days.
At the time, José Alberto Guerreiro warned that the companies and workers of the two dioceses had been damaged and that they were unable to work during the sanitary fence.
The government promulgated the Longueira-Almograve and São Teotónio sanitary fences at the Council of Ministers on April 29, and it became effective the next day due to the high incidence of covid-19 cases, especially among workers in the province. Departments, many of which are immigrants.
On Tuesday, the Prime Minister announced in Odemira that the sanitary fence will be lifted from 00:00 today.
The government received a letter from the Public Health Coordinator of Alenteiano State on Tuesday morning, reporting that “most” of the current covid-19 cases in the region correspond to “identified transmission chains” and there is no community transmission. And move the end of the fence.
Antonio Costa emphasized that in the approximately 15 days since the sanitary fence was activated, the territory “transmission rate has dropped significantly”, but warned that the government’s decision “does not mean that the problem has disappeared.”