“In our opinion, ... we should be preparing a much fastereasing of lockdown”, declared João Cotrim de Figueiredo, after an in-person audience with the President of the Republic, at the Belém Palace. The Liberal deputy said that an end to lockdown should be considered “for business hours, in the need for digital certificates, and in the opening of stadiums and other venues”. “We have to go back to living more normally because this is affecting the economy and people's health,” he stressed.

The party said that Portugal "is entering a new phase, and is in a different phase now, like many other European countries, where the virus is becoming endemic" "We reinforce our opinion that Portugal has at this time has an obligation, for the first time since the pandemic was declared, to put freedom ahead of security and to get out of lockdown much more quickly than what the Government intends to do", he argued .