“When we announced zero deaths, it was an amazing day that I will never forget” – Região de Leiria


He gave us an interview 10 months ago, when a group of Portuguese from Wuhan was rescued. Did you expect the evolution of this pandemic?

No one is waiting and no one is prepared for a pandemic of this dimension. Let us be serious and responsible for saying this. Now it turns out that very quickly we had to do our preparation and take the right measures at the right time. It seems to me that it has been done. I remember, for example, the closing of schools, the confinement that we had to do, the lack of definition… What we did was learn over time, adapt the measures. And it seems to me that we have handled the pandemic well and what is a fact is that we have never been in the situation that other countries have found themselves in so far. I think we defend our people well.

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