According to MAI, the 911 arrests by PSP and GNR were made between 19 March 2020 and 15 March 2021. MAI data also reveals that the Republican National Guard and the Public Security Police applied, between June 27, 2020 and 15 March of this year, 38,825 administrative offences, 32,662 (about 84 percent) of which happened since 15 January, when the country entered the second confinement.
The case records have been registered since June 27 last year because it was when the decree-law that established the regime of administrative offenses to deal with the pandemic came into force. According to the MAI, most of the offences are related to non-compliance with the general duty of home confinement (20,362) and limitation of movement between municipalities (4,984). Security forces also accounted for 3,402 offences for alcohol consumption on the street, 2,841 for not wearing a mask on the street and public spaces, 1,123 for non-compliance with opening hours and 1,020 for non-compliance with mandatory mask use in theatres or public establishments .
Records were also drawn up for non-compliance with the mandatory use of masks in public transport (785), the rules of occupation, permanence and physical distance in places open to the public (687), the holding of celebrations and other events (509), the rules selling alcoholic beverages (460) and operating rules for restaurants and the like (552). There are also 56 fines for refusing to perform the SARS-CoV-2 test. In addition to having closed 3,882 establishments between March 19, 2020 and March 15 this year, these two security forces suspended 243 activities. Since the pandemic began in Portugal in March 2020, 13 states of emergency have been decreed, and between May and November 2020, three situations of calamity, three of contingency and two of alert, some of which in only a few regions.
In the first three states of emergency, which corresponded to the first lockdown, until May 2, 2020, 125 people were detained for disobedience to mandatory confinement and 2,418 establishments were closed. Since 15 January of this year, when the second confinement began and the highest number of deaths and daily cases of covid-19 were registered, 248 people were detained for disobedience to mandatory confinement and 465 establishments were closed, with the period of emergency between. 15 February and 1 March, the one with the highest number of arrests. (172). In Portugal, 16,743 people died from 816,055 confirmed cases of infection, according to the most recent bulletin from the Directorate-General for Health.