“We understand that we had a duty to maintain the same level of responsibility, which means maintaining the state of contingency between the 16th and 17th”, said José Luís Carneiro at a press conference.

The minister added that on Sunday morning, after the ANEPC meeting to update data and assess the state of play, which should start at 10:30 am, a meeting of Government members takes place “to assess whether the level of contingency must be maintained beyond Sunday or if it must be withdrawn”.