Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa declared this Sunday that, as far as it depends on the President, there will be no “going back” in the process of deconfinement, and gave the Santarém Agriculture Fair as an example of “turning the page”.

We no longer go back. It’s not a question of whether it can be, it should be, or not. There won’t be. There won’t be with me. In what depends on the President of the Republic, there is no going back”, said Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, who is today visiting the National Agriculture Fair, in Santarém.

The head of state argued that “not going back requires people to live up to it”, that, if they don’t want to go back, “they have to have good sense in respecting sanitary rules”, which it is up to those elected to govern to decide and the experts “draw attention to the judgment that people should have”.

The role of specialists is to say ‘don’t forget’ and give a certain scare” so that people, especially the younger ones and those who are not yet vaccinated, know that they must help, said Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, stressing that vaccination already allows “saying that what took off in the economy and society goes forward and no longer goes back”.

Accompanied by the Minister of Agriculture, Maria do Céu Antunes, at the National Center for Agricultural Exhibitions and Markets, in Santarém, Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa stressed that agriculture was a sector that “never stopped” in the covid-19 pandemic, and set an example of the National Agricultural Fair as an example that the country “turned the page” in the lack of confinement.

For the President, this fair corresponds to what he declared in his June 10 speech, that the country “turned the page” and is now “in a new cycle”.


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