January 18th, local time, in order to control the deteriorating coronavirus epidemic, Portuguese Prime Minister Costa announced a series of new measures: prohibit non-food stores from in-store sales; prohibiting in-store sales in cafes or takeaway food stores; closing restaurants in shopping malls and prohibiting take-out; not in gates or nearby public areas.
Dining in the area; any promotion is prohibited to avoid large crowds; leisure areas such as parks can be moved but not allowed to stay; universities and other social and education centers are closed; all employees who need to go to work in the office should bring company certificates;
municipalities should restrict people from gathering in large quantities at the seaside and around the riverbank; in large Inter-city circulation is prohibited on weekends in the mainland area; any type of shops must close before 20 o’clock on weekdays
close before 13:00 on weekends, and food shops can be extended to 17:00 on weekends; police force in streets; group sports are prohibited.
Finally, Prime Minister Costa stressed that these new measures have not yet been implemented. Specific date of implementation.