The Prime Minister considered today, after descending Chiado, in Lisbon, that there will soon be no electoral campaigns as before, due to the covid-19, and he foresaw a different campaign for the presidential elections of 2021, with physical distance.
António Costa was speaking to journalists on Rua do Carmo, already close to Rossio, after going down Rua Garrett, a usual route of electoral campaigns.
Asked if he imagines taking this same route in a future campaign with the current President of the Republic, Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, the Prime Minister and Secretary-General of the PS retorted: "I think that there are no election campaigns as soon as the election campaigns old ".
"I think that the next electoral campaign that we can imagine to be the same as it was in the past must be the campaign for municipal elections, but that is only in October 2021. Until then, I think that the campaigns will surely be quite contained – it is not contained, it is with distance, adapted to the physical distance we have to have ", added António Costa.
On Wednesday, during a visit to Autoeuropa, the Prime Minister said he hoped to return to that factory with the current President of the Republic already in a second term of Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, counting, therefore, on his re-election and re-election.
"We will overcome this pandemic and the economic and social effects this year, next year, in the years to come. And I will be here, and we will all be here, because this is a team spirit that has been formed and that nothing will break. Here we will be this year and in the coming years to build a better Portugal ", Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa then said.
Portugal accounts for 1,203 deaths associated with Covid-19 in 28,810 confirmed cases of infection, according to the latest daily bulletin from the Directorate-General for Health (DGS) on the pandemic.
The country entered on May 3 in a calamity situation due to the pandemic, after three consecutive periods in a state of emergency since March 19.
This new phase of combating Covid-19 provides for mandatory confinement for sick people and under active surveillance, the general duty of home collection and the mandatory use of masks or visors in public transport, public attendance services, schools and commercial establishments.
The Government approved on Friday new measures that come into force on Monday, including the resumption of visits to users of nursing homes, the reopening of daycare centers, face-to-face classes for the 11th and 12th years and the reopening of some street shops, cafes, restaurants, museums, monuments and palaces. The return of community religious ceremonies is scheduled for May 30 and the beaches will open for June 6.