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Lack of Decisions Costs Lives

The mainland government came under further criticism from the President of Madeira, Miguel Albuquerque, this week for their failure to control the continued outbreaks of  Covid-19 in some of the poorest regions of Lisbon, saying that he considers the recent increase in cases in Portugal is due to the lack of control by health units and “right decisions” by the national government.

Reacting to the news of three more deaths and over 367 new infections, most of which have occurred in the Lisbon and Tagus Valley Region, Miguel Albuquerque said that the outbreaks occurred due to a lack of control by the health authorities in relation to a set area, especially the most depressed areas of the Metropolitan Area of ​​Lisbon, where many of the cases have arisen.’  He went on to say that “One of the measures I have always advocated is the control of entry into the country.  If Madeira had not done so, the region would be in chaos.”

He concluded by saying unlike the mainland government he believed that the control and treatment of Covid-19 is more important than football.  At the end of the day, we have to treat this seriously.

Samantha Gannon

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