The Indian and Nepalese community of Armação de Pêra received information about Covid-19

Immigrants are mainly workers on agricultural holdings in the municipality of Silves

Information kits on Covid-19 and the support provided, in four Asian languages, were distributed yesterday, in Armação de Pêra, to representatives of the Indian and Nepalese community residing in this parish in the municipality of Silves.

This initiative, which took place in the Population Support Zone (ZAP) of Armação de Pêra, aimed to sensitize these Indian and Nepalese communities “to good practices in prevention and protection against the pandemic”.

It was attended by a delegation led by José Apolinário, Secretary of State who is the coordinator, in the Algarve, of the response to the pandemic. Also present were Cláudia Pereira, Secretary of State for Integration and Migration, Rosa Palma, Mayor of Silves, as well as other entities, including the District Civil Protection, represented by Commander Vaz Pinto, and Cristina Gatões, director national service of the Aliens and Borders Service.

The Armação de Pêra ZAP is already active and is intended "for use by the Indian and Nepalese community in case of need," explained the Silves City Council. These immigrants are mainly agricultural workers, who, in this municipality, work especially in picking oranges and other fruits.

The ZAP has a capacity of 80 beds and “will serve to isolate positive cases or a large number of suspects”.
This ZAP is an autonomous space, where you can cook, circulate and interact. Food is provided by the Red Cross of Silves and Albufeira, under the guidance of the Embassy of India.

Photos: Silves City Council