"We have been left with the idea that the Government could demand, in some spaces, for example discos, or bars, or large events with a large presence of people, for example sporting events, two cumulative control instruments: use of certificates and a mandatory test up to 48 hours before”, said André Ventura after meeting the prime minister.

António Costa said today that he refused to anticipate new measures to contain the Covid-19 pandemic, with him only giving an announcement on Thursday when the Council of Ministers meets, and after consulting the parties.

“Today is not the day to speak, today is the day to go and hear the parties, tomorrow I will continue to listen to the parties and Thursday I will speak”, said the prime minister.