Portuguese Prime Minister Antonio Costa announces that kindergartens, hair salons, bookshops, libraries, pre-schools and primary schools will be allowed to reopen March 15, as a part of the country's gradual easing of its two-month lockdown.
Prime Minister António Costa says that an overnight curfew beginning at 11:00 pm will be in effect in the country on New Year's Eve. He also added that people would not be allowed to leave their homes between 1:00 pm and 5:00 am from January 1 to 3.
Prime Minister Antonio Costa announces that Portugal will impose a localized nighttime curfew from 11:00 pm to 5:00 am, in 121 municipalities across the country, affecting 70% of the population, beginning tomorrow. People will also be prevented from leaving their homes between 1:00 pm and 5:00 am on Saturdays and Sundays.
Prime Minister António Costa announces the reinstatement of the "state of calamity" effective at midnight tonight. Gatherings will be limited to five people. Weddings and baptisms can be attended by a maximum of 50, but university parties will be banned. Fines for businesses not complying with the rules will be doubled from an upper limit of 5,000 to 10,000 euros.
Minister of Foreign Affairs Paulo Portas reportedly gives an ultimatum to the Prime Minister asking to exonerate the Minister of Finance Maria Luís Albuquerque in order to keep the first in the Government, as the President Cavaco Silva has demanded.
A series of talks between Minister of Foreign Affairs and the Prime Minister to solve the question around the former's resignation. After a third round the Prime Minister Passos Coelho is to meet with the President of the Republic Cavaco Silva.
Vítor Gaspar, Minister of Finance of Portugal, resigns due to lack of support and willingness to strengthen austerity measures, prompting a political crisis. The Minister is replaced by Treasury Secretary Maria Luís Albuquerque.