The numbers leave no marks for many doubts! Portugal has to confine it now, in order not to reach a huge catastrophe. In the last 24 hours, our country has again reached its peak in the number of deaths and also new cases.
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António Costa's press conference was scheduled for 4 pm. However, it was postponed to 18h. Regarding the impact on the economy, the Portuguese Prime Minister had already mentioned that Portugal has a defined “hierarchy of values” and “above all” is people's health.
Portugal enters “general” confinement as of midnight on Thursday.
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António Costa started by saying that we live in a moment with two feelings. One of hope, because we have the vaccine, but, on the other hand, a difficult time considering the latest figures. We must come together to stop this pandemic.
Portugal will return to the duty of home collection. All educational establishments will be maintained.