"I would say that, on the one hand, there was a non-preview of the third wave at the time itself, the concentration in the case of Greater Lisbon, and there was a feeling that not as many private and social resources were going to be needed as what has turned out to be ", said the head of state.

Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa participated today in a radio debate between six candidates for President of the Republic (without André Ventura, who refused to participate), which will be the last one before the elections next Sunday. The President of the Republic anticipated a worsening of the pandemic in Portugal, indicating that, for Friday of this week, something like 700 to 800 hospitalised in intensive care is expected, at the rate of 10, 11, 12, 13 thousand cases per day , and about five thousand, between 4,800 and five thousand hospitalised. "