In a press conference after the Council of Ministers in which it was decided to raise the state of alert in Portugal up to a state of calamity due to the pandemic, António Costa announced a set of measures.

"To present to Parliament a proposal for a law to which we will request an urgent procedure to impose the compulsory wearing of the mask on public streets - with the obvious common sense of only when there are more people out in public - and also the use of the covid stayaway app in the work place, school and academic context, in the Armed Forces and the Security Forces and in the public administration as a whole", he announced.