The prime minister mentioned in his official account on social media that he had, “an important session on the epidemiological situation of Covid-19 in Portugal”. “We listened to the experts' clarifications, analyses and reflections. At the beginning of next week we will hear the contributions of political parties with parliamentary representation”, said António Costa.
In his message, the executive's leader also warns that the covid-19 pandemic, "unfortunately, it's not over yet."
“We continue to work. Let's continue, each and every one of us, to do our part, protecting ourselves and others”, he added.
At the end of the Infarmed meeting last week, the President of the Republic, Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa - flanked by the President of the Assembly of the Republic, Ferro Rodrigues, and by the Prime Minister, António Costa - stated that there continues to be a "full combination of political bodies " in response to covid-19, but declined to speak of measures, referring this decision to the Government, after consulting the parties.
As for the measures to be adopted, the head of state said that "the experts presented what they considered essential for this phase" and that "the decision on this matter will naturally belong to the Government", which "will listen to the political parties and will decide".
"If the intervention of the President is necessary, I have already said that the President is available to intervene. If the intervention of the Assembly is necessary, if it is in a position to do so, the same will be said. In other words, there is still a total combination of the bodies of the political power," added Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, who in recent days has ruled out a return to a state of emergency.