António Costa and Marcelo recognize Ovar's “struggle and effort” in combating the pandemic

“We are looking forward to thanking you. Ovar came around the top. Portugal is going to make a comeback, ”said Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa at a time when Portugal is going through the second phase of lack of definition.

Eduardo Ferro Rodrigues, Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa and António Costa | Twitter António Costa

In Ovar, visiting the company Flex 2000 that reopened today, the Prime Minister, the President of the Republic and the Secretary of State for Finance applauded and highlighted the “sacrifice” of the Ovarians who “suffered for the good of all”, with the sanitary fence they lived.

“We are looking forward to thanking you. Ovar came around the top. Portugal is going to turn things around, ”said Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa in remarks to journalists, who also emphasized that the measures of lack of definition, which are now in the second phase, must continue to be respected for the“ good of all ” .

António Costa, on the other hand, took the opportunity to warn that “if we let the pandemic get out of control we lose two in one: we lose what we gained in fighting the pandemic and we won nothing in the economy” and that is why he advises the Portuguese to return to the street “with caution” to "Fill the glass".

“There is no point in seeing if the glass is half full or half empty, we have to fill the glass. Roll up your sleeves and fill the glass, ”he concluded.

Asked if during the lunch with Rui Rio the presidential elections were discussed, Marcelo guarantees that no: “Important issues such as the economy, politics and health were discussed. We talked about what was important for the Portuguese, ”he assured.

As for a possible second wave, the President of the Republic warns that the speech proclaimed this afternoon should not be interpreted as the end of the pandemic, but underlines that the country is "prepared for what can happen".

No one is sure, heads of state and government admit it [second wave]. But we are prepared for what can happen ”

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