“We will have in the next few days, a peak, this is a much more serious situation than what corresponds to the current situation which is already complicated, in the so-called summer period”, said Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa.

The President of the Republic was speaking to journalists at the headquarters of the National Authority for Emergency and Civil Protection, in Carnaxide, Oeiras (Lisbon), after participating in the meeting of the National Operational Coordination Center (CCON), in which the Minister of Administration was also present.

The President of the Republic made an appeal: “It is necessary at this moment, in view of this peak, to do everything so that the final balance, at the end of these days, this week, is a balance that is as positive as possible and not as negative as possible. It is an effort that we all have to make”.