José Apolinário is now manager of the calamity situation in the Algarve

José Apolinário will remain the coordinator of the response to Covid-19 in the Algarve

José Apolinário was appointed by the Prime Minister as coordinator in the Algarve for the execution of the calamity situation declared by the Government, after having been, for almost a month, the regional responsible for the response to Covid-19, in the scope of the state of emergency.

In an order published this Friday in Diário da República, dated Monday, António Costa's office made official the five secretaries of State who will be regional coordinators during the calamity situation, including José Apolinário from the Algarve. , Secretary of State for Fisheries.

As in the Algarve, the same coordinators are maintained in the other four regions of mainland Portugal.

In Alentejo, the coordinator will be Jorge Seguro Sanches, Deputy Secretary of State and Defense, while in Lisbon and Vale do Tejo Duarte Cordeiro, Secretary of State for Parliamentary Affairs, was once again chosen.

João Paulo Rebelo, responsible for the Youth and Sports portfolios, will coordinate the response at the Center, and Eduardo Pinheiro, Secretary of State for Mobility, in the North.

According to the order published today, the chosen members of the Government are responsible, from the outset, "the horizontal coordination of regional or district entities, agencies or services of the direct and indirect administration of the State, necessary in the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic", promoting the articulation of all deconcentrated State structures existing in the respective region.

Other duties that the regional coordinators will have are "the articulation and dialogue with the local authorities and the various entities of the social and economic sectors in the respective NUT II [region]", as well as "the articulation with the Structure for monitoring the disaster situation, coordinated by the Minister of Internal Administration”.

These appointments take into account "the termination of the state of emergency, as well as the declaration of the situation of calamity", which "also requires an efficient coordination of entities, bodies and services of the direct and indirect administration of the State, as well as articulation with local authorities and the social and economic sectors”.

The decision took effect on 3 May.



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