“This is a fight for our own survival” - Costa

in News · 13-03-2020 12:33:00 · 2 Comments

Prime Minister, António Costa, has warned that the coronavirus is “the struggle for our own survival” and that the outbreak “has not yet reached its peak”, and may continue longer than estimated.

"This is a fight for our own survival, for the protection of the health of the Portuguese and we are all in this fight", said António Costa, in a statement at the official residence in Lisbon, after a round of meetings with all parties with parliamentary seats on the measures that the Government will take to combat Covid-19.

For the Prime Minister, it is necessary to “assume that this pandemic on the European continent, and, particularly in Portugal, has not yet reached its peak”.

“On the contrary, it is evolving so that it is very likely that in the coming weeks more patients will be infected, perhaps with more serious consequences for their health and for their own life and that this may be a more lasting than initially estimated ”, he admitted.

For this reason, António Costa reiterated that one must “hope for the best”, but everyone must “be prepared for the worst”.

“The one that is the biggest responsibility of each one of us is to take care of the other”, he appealed, insisting on the need to respect the rules of hygiene and limit “the maximum level of circulation and social contact”.


Comments:

If this is the case, why doesn't this idiot close all roads to spain and cancel all flights in and out of Portugal -a fourth rate politician

By david from Lisbon on 15-03-2020 11:03

So the mute is able to speak ,but still does not hear the cries of his people all he See's is his emptying wallet,words don't fool everyone and they don't console the sick.

By Joao Carlos Bastos from Other on 13-03-2020 01:23
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