Portuguese people to continue to stay at home

in News · 31-03-2020 15:30:00 · 3 Comments

The President of the Republic said on 31 March that it is necessary to maintain the containment measures in force in Portugal, referring that this was a unanimous opinion at the second technical meeting on the situation of the covid-19 in the country.

"It is necessary to maintain the measures of containment, and it was a unanimous opinion. Returning to that image of a week ago: it is important to keep the pressure on the spring so that the spring does not rise. As a priority for our immediate future", declared Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa to journalists at Infarmed in Lisbon.

Asked about the renewal of the state of emergency, the President of the Republic reinforced this message: "I do not hide that from today's meeting it is very clear how important it is to give a sign of maintenance of what was acquired and it was an achievement of the Portuguese that cannot and should not be lost".

The head of state, who was speaking at the end of the second technical presentation session on the "Epidemiological situation of covid-19 in Portugal", defended that the evolution of the outbreak "gives reasons to the Portuguese to continue to do what they have done and gives reason to policy makers to decide in the immediate future in the same sense as they decided in the immediate past".


I believe that it is not a good decision. It would be better to concentrate on getting PPE and treatment centres in place and give masks and sanitizers to entrances at every supermarket and shop but re-open businesses. The Chinese already warned that with holding the immunisation up it will come back in a 2nd and 3rd wave and we will have to stay home for 2 years...impossible...

By Thomas Wissmann from Lisbon on 01-04-2020 01:09

My wife and I live in a small street in Alvor. Already in the last few days two of the holiday apartments have been occupied by people from the north.

By Terry McDine from Algarve on 01-04-2020 11:46

people should be ORDERED to stay at home. Already this week we have seen people coming to their holiday homes in the street where we live potentially bringing the virus with them

By Terry McDine from Algarve on 31-03-2020 07:45
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