Government prepares a new meeting with experts on the evolution of the epidemiological situation

Prime Minister will speak today with the President of the Republic

Photos: Pedro Lemos | Sul Informação (File)

The prime minister will speak with the President of the Republic today about the possibility of convening a new meeting of experts soon, at Infarmed, in Lisbon, to analyze the evolution of the Covid-19 situation in Portugal.

This conversation with Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa about the advantage of holding a new meeting with experts was mentioned by António Costa in statements to journalists in São Bento.

At the end of this week, or at the beginning of the next, according to the prime minister, the Government “will have the opinion of the different experts who have supported the executive” in terms of combating and controlling Covid-19.

These experts “are considering what changes should be introduced in view of the evolution of the Covid-19 pandemic”, he said, alluding to the possibility that some restrictions may soon be lifted.

However, immediately afterwards, António Costa made a reservation and invoked his own experience with the Covid-19 infection.

The prime minister ended a seven-day period of isolation on Tuesday, after being infected with the virus that causes Covid-19.

“Let no one underestimate the disease, because, even when the symptoms are not severe – I didn't have a fever or great difficulties – there is one thing I have no doubt about: the level of tiredness was extremely high. And today I don't feel fully recovered to go running eight kilometers», he observed.

After these words, António Costa called for vaccination and “maintenance of all individual protection precautions”.

“It is an appeal that I make now with my own experience, not knowing what consequences it will have in the future. Even in countries that have been lifting legal restrictions, the board has maintained individual responsibility for risk management,” he added.