“Yes, the measures were not always coherent, but they sought to have a rationale and this rationale, in essence, the population always understood”, assumed António Costa at the launch of the book “Covid-19 in Portugal: a strategy”, at the rectory of the University of Minho.

In a speech, the leader of the Government took stock of the measures taken during the pandemic, revealing that the most difficult to take was that of the closure of schools.

“It was the most difficult decision of all because it was the first, the first one where we were faced with the difficulty of having to make a decision knowing that we would not have unquestionable support for that decision”, he confessed.