According to the Technical Budget Support Unit (UTAO): "Until the end of July 2021, the known direct financial effect of the Covid-19 policy measures in the Portuguese Public Administrations (PA) account was €4.133 billion".
The €4.133 billion is "the amount of the reduction in the balance caused directly by all economic operations with a known record".
In this category are found the "operations with impact on the global balance, expenditure operations on financial assets, and extra-budgetary operations".
The unit coordinated by Rui Nuno Baleiras also clarifies that "expenditures classified as extra-budgetary have their expenditure entirely financed by community funds and beneficiaries outside the PA universe, but there is a gap between the moment of payment of the expenditure and that of collection of the revenue ", and in this period "represent a financial effort for PAs that deserves to be highlighted".
"The Apoiar programme is the most significant measure in this category, with a gross expense of €949 million, but which, net of revenue collected, reduces to €360 million, representing 8.7 percent of the total Covid-19 measures".
The total effort of the Public Administrations "continues to focus on 'support for the economy' (€3.272 billion; 79.2 percent), including in this typology the expenses with the acquisition of financial assets and the net expenditure on extra-budgetary operations", and health amounted to €861 million (20.8 percent).
In support of the economy, UTAO highlights "measures to support employment and maintain labour (€2.075 billion), which represent 63.4 percent of the total, including expenditure on financial assets (€84 million) and net expenditure on extra-budgetary operations (€404 million)".
In health, "the acquisition of medicines, vaccines and personal protection equipment stands out (€549 million), about 63.8 percent of the total of the typology".