"In Olhão there was a quick response that made it easier to contain the pandemic…" – António Miguel Pina / CM Olhão

"In Olhão there was a quick response that made it easier to contain the pandemic…" - António Miguel Pina / CM Olhão


“With regard to the situation in Olhão, there was a quick response, which made it much easier to contain the pandemic…” that was how the Mayor of Olhão, António Miguel Pina, started by making a brief assessment and status in an exclusive interview with diariOnline South Region newspaper, on the Covid-19 pandemic in the municipality of Olhão.

With regard to support measures for people and companies that the Municipality implemented, António Miguel Pina, in addition to others, said that, “As landlords that we are in some spaces, as is the case with markets, or one point or another, that we have spaces that are concessioned, that are cafes, restaurants, where we have reduced rents, it was not only the difference in time the payment, it was also a cut of 50% of the rent… ”

Regarding the budget, the president of the Olhão municipality was convinced that “Of course there will be a big slippage… what we are going to spend on buying equipment, we are also preparing a big purchase of PPE’s, masks, to offer the population…”

“Now we are concerned, we have already started working with the IEFP, the high and exponential numbers of unemployment that we have witnessed in the last two months…” António Miguel Pina said, revealing that the planned works "All will advance … there is none that fails to advance due to lack of funds, because we, fortunately in the last six years have rebalanced our accounts …"

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