This position was taken by António Costa at the end of another meeting to analyse the evolution of the epidemiological situation in Portugal, at Infarmed in Lisbon, in which the President of the Republic, Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, participated by videoconference.

The Prime Minister said that at the meeting with epidemiologists it was possible to conclude that "there was a large consensus" on the growth path of new cases of infection of the new coronavirus and that "the measures should have a horizon of one month.

"We are facing a very strong growth dynamic of new cases that needs to be stopped," António Costa stressed.