Marcelo hopes to end state of emergency in April

By TPN/Lusa, in News, COVID-19 · 07-04-2021 16:32:00 · 4 Comments

The President of the Republic, Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, said on 7 April, he hopes the state of emergency will end at the end of April, after one last renewal.

"We will see. It depends on all of us," considered the head of state, who was speaking to journalists during a visit to the Centro Social Polivalente de São Cristóvão e São Lourenço, in Lisbon, to mark World Health Day.

Asked about the data on the evolution of Covid-19 in Portugal, Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa reiterated that "April is a decisive month" and stressed that "there is a part that goes through people, what people do, the type of conviviality they have, the creation or not of conditions for the deconfinement to be smooth and progressive".

Then he said that "next week there will be another moment of reflection on the renewal of the state of emergency and, therefore, there will be an epidemiological session and there will be a hearing of the political parties and there will be a decision on this renewal".

"If you ask me what I would want most, I would want it to be the last renewal of the state of emergency, coinciding with the end of April. Truly, it was my wish and I think it is the wish of all Portuguese people," he said.

The President of the Republic decreed the state of emergency for the 14th time in the current context of the Covid-19 pandemic on 25 March, with effect from 1 to 15 April. A next renewal for another 15 days will take effect between 16 and 30 April.

"Next week we have more numbers and we'll see if it goes well until that decision point and then if it goes well the next 15 days, because that would mean April would go well and we could go into May on another wave, a good wave - not a fourth negative wave, it was a good wave, a positive wave. We'll see," he added.

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Maybe he can fool the population but not me. Do you really believe the numbers go up after the winter. Ofcourse not. It's all because of the fake tests they are still using despite the ruling of the court. Without it there is no reason for any measures at all and they don't want that. They will continue with agenda 2030 as planned.

By Fernando from Algarve on 08-04-2021 11:11

Shouldn't even be a state of emergency for this thing. It is none constitutional totally.
It is just dictatorial bull of the biggest order and people follow like sheep. This is ruining so many lives. When the government FINALLY wake up maybe they will see the harm they have done and the amount of deaths on their hands because people haven't been able to get to hospital and get treatment for real illnesses. It is pure insanity and tyranny, nothing more or less.

By Martin from Lisbon on 08-04-2021 09:39

Meanwhile I have seen another two businesses in town close down for good in the past week. The Great Reset going according to plan.

By SS from Algarve on 08-04-2021 08:39

A few weeks ago Marcelo quietly signed an extension of 'teleworking' until the end of the year. How does he justify that? And everything still to close at 1 pm during weekends? We're being fooled.

By Ana from Algarve on 07-04-2021 05:29
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