The Regional Government Council of the PSD / CDS coalition, held on Thursday, decided to prolong the measures it had brought in on 13 January due to the increase in cases registered in Madeira. Until 21 February, the curfew remains in effect from Monday to Friday, between 7pm and 5am, and on weekends between 6pm and 5am. Face-to-face classes in secondary education are suspended and activities of an industrial, commercial and service nature will also have to respect the curfew hours. The regional executive allows restaurants to operate until 10 pm, exclusively for the preparation of meals for home delivery. Pharmacies, clinics and medical and veterinary offices, oxygen services and medical gases at home and fuel filling stations for vehicle filling are excluded from the obligation to comply with the curfew hours.
The first curfew in Madeira came into force on 5th January and lasted until the 15th, starting by prohibiting circulation on public roads between 11 pm and 5 am. The increase in cases in the region led the Regional Government to adopt more restrictive measures and to reinforce, with the support of the representative of the Republic, the inspection measures and the application of fines in case of non-compliance. Madeira accounts for a total of 4,898 cases of infection by covid-19 since the beginning of the pandemic, of which
2,889 were reported to have recovered, 38 died and 1,971 are active cases, according to the latest data from the Regional Health Directorate (DRS).