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Portugal orders schools, night clubs shut due to coronavirus

LISBON, March 12 (Reuters) - Portugal's government ordered on Thursday to shut down all schools nation-wide starting on Monday to contain the coronavirus epidemic until further evaluation on April 9, Prime Minister Antonio Costa said in a televised address.

He also said cruise ships would not be allowed to disembark passengers except those residing in Portugal, night clubs will be shut and there would be capacity restrictions on entry to shopping malls and restaurants.

(Reporting by Sergio Goncalves and Andrei Khalip)

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