According to the resolution approved by the regional executive, activities of a commercial, industrial and service nature in the region must close at 17:00.

However, bars and restaurants can remain open until 22:00, but only for making meals for home delivery.

These measures take effect at 00:00 on Monday, February 15, until 23:59 on February 19.

During this period, walking and physical exercise in public spaces is also prohibited after 18:00.

On Tuesday, the president of the Regional Government, Miguel Albuquerque, had already anticipated that the lockdown rules would be changed during the week of Carnival to prevent the holding of “parties and gatherings”.