"Regarding the second wave, it is clear that we are experiencing an increase in the number of cases, and in Portugal in the interval between the first months and now. We have always had a situation with cases every day and every week," the Director General of Health told journalists at the regular press conference updating the numbers of Covid-19 in Portugal.

Graça Freitas maintained that "it is very difficult" to answer whether or not Portugal is facing a second wave of Covid-19, since this is the first time that the virus is being dealt with.

"We don't have a pattern for its behaviour over time. What we do know is that on the epidemic curve we are showing a marked rise which is expected to continue. If it's a second wave or not in a few days, in a few weeks, we'll see if this trend continues and will stay," she said.