“The measures seem to me to be very balanced. Balanced between, on the one hand, precaution, and on the other, neither closing society nor closing the economy", said Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa.

Asked whether Christmas and New Year's Eve are guaranteed with these measures and no additional measures will be necessary, Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa argued that for this reason the measures were presented “at this distance” from the festive season.

The President of the Republic also said that he has "been permanently comparing, day by day, the numbers of a year ago and this year" and, until now, there is "a great disparity, a great difference, which is called vaccination".