August 1, 2021

“If Lisbon is once again at risk, this is due to the inaction of Fernando Medina”, says Moedas


For Carlos Moedas, the greater incidence of covid-19 in ‘Greater Lisbon’ is due to the current socialist mayor’s inability to manage the situation in the city.

The PSD candidate for Lisbon City Council reacted this Thursday to the pandemic evolution in the region and accused the current president of the municipality, his opponent in the next municipal councils, of being responsible for regressing the region’s lack of confinement.

“The inability revealed by Fernando Medina to manage the pandemic situation in Lisbon seriously harms the city and negatively impacts the entire country,” said Carlos Moedas in a statement that Nascer do Sol had access to.

“If Lisbon is once again at risk, this is due to Fernando Medina’s inaction,” he added.

Moedas also said that if he were to occupy the position of Medina, he would have “done everything”, “without sparing efforts”, so that he would not go “backwards”. “At a time of this demand, there would be no inaction”, he underlined, adding: “I have been defending for a long time that the best way to protect Lisbon residents and the city’s economy is prevention.

The candidate also made a point of remembering that since the Sporting celebrations, he has defended a reinforcement of vaccination and testing, especially in events with a larger number of people.

“I presented a plan so that Lisboners could watch the national team’s games in safety, 1) access to the most crowded areas be made by means of laboratory evidence of TRAg (Rapid Antigen Test) or TAAN (Acid Amplification Tests Nucleic, such as RT-PCR, for example) in the previous 24 hours and the capacity should be limited following the DGS rules; 2) Outdoor spaces, such as terraces or kiosks, should be delimited and with limited capacity, preferably with seating. Devices for hand hygiene should be made available (SABA dispensers – Alcohol-Based Antiseptic Solution; 3) In all places, the use of a mask should be mandatory, except when consuming food or beverages”, he reiterated.