“I think this measure [postponement] is certainly not on the table. And, therefore, classes start on January 10 for the children, because this is a fundamental measure for the physical, mental, social and psychological health of our children”, said the government official, in Coimbra.

The Secretary of State answered questions from journalists on the sidelines of the reception ceremony for the intern doctors of the Hospital and University Center of Coimbra (CHUC), having considered that in-person teaching “is essential for children”.