Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa had met students who were affected by Coronavrius.
Portuguese President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa himself quarantined for a possible coronavirus infection. The president announced on Sunday that he would not have any public appointments at home or abroad for two weeks. He had met students from a school in northern Portugal last week that was later closed due to a coronavirus case.
A statement on the President’s website said that neither the sick student nor his class attended the meeting. The head of state also shows no symptoms and will continue to work in the presidential palace. However, he decided to follow the recommendations of the health authorities in order to “set an example”.
In Portugal, the number of confirmed coronavirus cases increased sharply over the weekend, especially in the north of the country. It is now over 20 after having been 13 on Friday.