The Prime Minister said today that everything possible was done to avoid a new general confinement now, admitting that the less restrictive measures during the Christmas period also motivated less restrictive behavior.
This position was taken by António Costa in an interview with TVI, hours before the general confinement for the containment of covid-19 came into force, which will last at least until January 30.
“I think we did everything we could, collectively the country, to avoid this situation,” said the executive’s leader, in an allusion to the growth of daily cases of new infections with the new coronavirus and deaths by covid-19 in Portugal, especially this week.
António Costa defended that the country was resisting “the second wave” of covid-19 and admitted that the less restrictive measures applied during the Christmas period are among the factors that caused the spread of the epidemic.
“The fact that we have less restrictive measures at Christmas has also led people to be less restrictive,” he said.
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