18 March 2020 – Portugal declares state of emergency

Type of Intervention: Executive Order, Regulation
Sectors Involved: Executive Office
Intervention Categories: Legal and policy; Declaring state of emergency; Enforcement actions; Social and physical distancing measures; Domestic travel
Level of Jurisdiction: National
Lead People/Agency: President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, Prime Minister Antonio Luis Santos da Costa

Overview: Declaration of the state of emergency, based on the verification of a situation of public calamity translated into restrictions on freedom of movement, enforceable by law
Full details here: https://dre.pt/pesquisa/-/search/130399862/details/maximized

Type of Justification: Learning from other jurisdictions
Source of Evidence or Justification: International – government