The ban on bathing in Praia do Alemão, in Portimão, enacted yesterday, was lifted this morning after the analyzes carried out did not detect excess fecal coliforms in the water, according to Lusa, a source of the Maritime Authority, quoted. by SIC.
The red flag that had been raised after high parameters of the E. coli bacterium, which could cause gastrointestinal infections, was replaced this morning by the green flag following microbiological analysis of a fresh water harvest yesterday, Tuesday.
It should be noted that the ban on that beach, known as Praia do Alemão, whose official name is Barranco das Canas beach, is the second decree on algarvian beaches within two weeks, after the day 13 were banned bathing in the beach. Faro beach for the same reason.
The situation is being permanently monitored by the Algarve Hydrographic Region Administration (ARH), a body part of the Portuguese Environment Agency (APA) and the Algarve Regional Health Administration (ARS).
It is noted that the maximum values allowed by law refer to the bacterium 'Escherichia colie Enterococus intestinalis', commonly known as E.Coli, which indicates contamination by high concentration of fecal coliforms.