"We have to be very disciplined, very cohesive, very well organized. We are all part of the solution because the virus has its dynamics and if we don't counter it, it will spread. We are all part of the solution because the virus has its dynamics and if we don't counteract it, it will spread”, pointed out Graça Freitas.
The Director-General of Health spoke at the daily press conference to update data on the pandemic in Portugal, in which she was asked about the speeches heard on Thursday, 16 April, that pointed to a beginning of the lifting of restrictions from May, even though it was decided to prolong the state of emergency.
Graça Freitas stressed that the return to normal activity will be done "in a balanced way", pointing out that the Portuguese population "will have to learn to live with three different dynamics: those of health services, that of society and that of the virus itself".
"If we manage to do this, we will not abolish the negative effects of the pandemic, but at least we will mitigate and reduce it, conciliating with what we want to return to having a social and economic activity as we had before the covid era," she said.