"With the same determination with which we closed ourselves, we now also have to go back to the street, to try to resume the normality of our life now in a new way and with the precautions that we cannot fail to have", defended the prime minister- minister.

António Costa launched this appeal at the end of a visit to the Chiado trade, in which he was accompanied by the Mayor of Lisbon, Fernando Medina, and by the Secretary of State for Parliamentary Affairs, Duarte Cordeiro.

Speaking to journalists on Rua do Carmo, next to Rossio, the prime minister reinforced this message.

"With the same conviction with which I asked them to stay at home, the appeal that I now make is that, safely, with caution, they resume the process of occupying the street, returning to the street, returning to the stores, returning to the restoration , back to cafes, because that is how, collectively, we will be able to relaunch our life in the country again ", he said.