Marcelo argues that Portugal's external image remains “very positive”

in News · 08-06-2020 15:51:00 · 1 Comments

The President of the Republic, Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, defended today that the “truth and transparency” of the numbers about the covid-19 in Portugal, specifically in the Lisbon region, does not harm the external image of the country, which remains “very positive”.

Asked by journalists at the end of the eighth meeting at Infarmed, in Lisbon, which brings together experts, politicians and social partners to analyze the epidemiological situation of covid-19 in Portugal, Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa argued that the country's external image is “generically very positive ”.

According to the President of the Republic, the opinion of other heads of state, heads of government, or “what is read in the foreign press” are an example of this, despite what was the “internal perception” that “dominated the last few weeks as for the Lisbon and Tagus Valley region ”.

"The general perception is such that I was in the Azores only yesterday and in several international newspapers there was talk of the paradise that is the Azores", he said, highlighting "the importance for tourism" and the arrival of the first organized tourist groups in the Algarve .

Thus, in the perspective of Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa “the truth and the transparency that has been, and should continue to be, regarding the numbers in the evolution of the outbreak” did not harm “the external image of the country”.

“I'm not concerned anymore. I will even say that, I do not mean that I am less worried, that the Portuguese misinterpret me there, but looking at the numbers, including the region of Lisbon and Vale do Tejo, I would say that with those explanatory clues I gave, I feel that the drop in the number of deaths, the control situation in the SNS - current and the potentially future forecast - all of this leads me to understand that if the Portuguese continue on a level of responsibility that they have generally shown, that the evolution will be positive and that it's good for everyone, ”he replied.

For the President of the Republic, “the Portuguese have to realize that Portugal is not an abstract reality” and, therefore, “everything that goes well, in the compatibility between life, health, economy and society, employment, salary situation, start of companies, it is good for each of the Portuguese ”.

“If you ask me, I'm more concerned, I'm not. I'm not worried anymore. I feel that what is happening is being carefully monitored and I hope that the numbers confirm a positive evolution throughout the country in the coming weeks ”, he assured.


I am astonished and enthusiast what the president of Portugal said. What a man. A people's leader. An intelligent man, a leader who loves his own people, a man of courage who loves and believe in life . He said enough is enough in a very ethnic manner that i don't see till now to any leader you name it: of UK, Canada US and others who on name of public health they wants to worsen people's health, they won't to imprisons them ,they want to distance people'from each other,they follow orders from some individuals above their heads who put them on the power to supress the people. Who they think they are, the God? they are some filthy rich spoiled and sick on their minds that wants to put peoples on their knees. It's not gonna hapens.Peoples ate the sovrain not some individuals they come and. go .
Congratulation Portugal people support your very good President.God bless you and your Presiden
As un emigrant Sorry for my poor english

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