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Prime Minister Antonio Costa was invited on Friday to Cristina Comvida’s latest show, Cristina Ferreira, surprising the TVI presenter at the end of the meeting. “I was already forgetting. I have a little kiss for you from a big fan,” said the Prime Minister, at the end of the programme, then explained: “President of the Republic.”
After meeting on Friday with the Prime Minister, in the usual meetings between the two, Marcelo, when he learned that Costa was going to “Cristina Comveda”, asked the Chief of the Executive to send his regards to the presenter.
Prime Minister interview Led by Christina Ferreira He focused on fighting the epidemic since the new coronavirus arrived in Portugal. At Queluz Station, Antonio Costa took the opportunity to To once again appeal to vaccinate the population.
No one has forgotten the tragedy that happened in January of last year, and no one wants to relive it. What protects us is the very high vaccination rate,” said the Chief Executive, who considered that “the fact that we have already had many decades of vaccination plans, is one of the reasons why the Portuguese trust so much in vaccines.”
In addition, Antonio Costa highlighted The importance of containment weeks which the Portuguese are currently suffering from, explaining that the efforts of society have already allowed specialists Expect smaller case numbers than expected in the run-up to Christmas.
When asked about the most difficult decision he had to make during the fight against the pandemic, the Prime Minister was clear: The first closure of schools, at the beginning of the epidemic.
“a [decisão] The most difficult of all was the first school closure on March 12, 2020. This was the first and it was the most difficult decision, because I have since realized that all decisions are going to be difficult”, explained Antonio Costa, who considered the issue of empathy a key factor in making the decision regarding the measures Against Covid-19.
Regardless of the political choice, when we are fighting an epidemic, people must have a connection to who is leading, regardless of whether or not they have political sympathy. And whoever leads, in these circumstances, must be able to reach the people, because their health and their lives depend on what I am [enquanto primeiro-ministro] I do,” took the prime minister.
Antonio Costa also wanted to highlight, in the interview with Cristina Ferreira, as we campaign for the January 30 legislative elections, that Social support from the state was vital in supporting the populationFor example, the culture sector, which has been severely affected by the restrictions imposed in the past two years.
Suddenly people realized that Social Security doesn’t just pay pensions. It also pays unemployment benefits, layoffs, and pays extraordinary support that was necessary for people who, for various reasons, never paid because they had very informal ways of working,” he said.
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