"As for becoming mandatory, I will wait for the parliament's deliberation. I did not see the question of unconstitutionality being raised. In fact, several democratic countries with constitutions as democratic as ours have experienced this mandatory wearing of a mask" said Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa.

Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa added: "Perhaps it is time for us not to wait for three thousand or four thousand [new cases of daily infection] so that at the time we are discussing again whether it should be a recommendation or an obligation".