“We are currently activating the mechanism to allow more operators to be available on the line and with the possibility of issuing prescription tests” for screening Covid-19, said Marta Temido, in an interview with TVI.

Asked whether the SNS 24 Line will be able to respond to a greater demand from the population, the minister said that "work is being done to be able to give the best response".

“But the best answer doesn't just depend on a part of this ring of people that contributes to the infection being controlled, it depends on everyone”, each one has to “do their part as much as possible”, she appealed.

The minister said that she hopes that "there is a good understanding" that the country is "again facing a situation of uncertainty".