In transmission on social networks, Márcio Melo Gomes vented the loss of family to Covid-19 and justified the lockdown in the city; “With life we managed to get around,” he said.
The mayor of Mongaguá, Márcio Melo Gomes (Republicans), wept during a live broadcast on Tuesday, 30, while remembering the death of his father and brother – which occurred in the same week, due to complications from new coronavirus. In the live, Márcio Gomes stated that he would prefer that his family, merchants, had gone bankrupt due to the restrictive measures than lost their lives to the Covid-19. “We never wanted to break the trade, my entire family is made up of traders. I’ve been working with this since I was 9, my father and brother were traders. Today, how I wanted to leave this live and hear my father and brother saying: ‘My trade has broken’. But I will not listen to this because, unfortunately, they lost their lives to the disease. My family has broken down before and, having life, we managed to turn it around. There is nothing more precious than your lives and the lives of those you love, ”he said at the end of the broadcast to alert the population to the advancement of coronavirus in the city.
The mayor defined the outburst as a response to criticism, made by social networks, to the restriction rules in force. “For a year, I did everything I could to reconcile health and the economy, to protect the citizen of Mongaguá and to ensure that trade continued to survive, you can say that I did the best I could.” The mayor’s father, Givaldo Alves Gomes, 64, was admitted to the Regional Hospital Jorge Rossmann, in Itanhaém, and died on April 22 with about 80% of the lungs affected. His brother, Givaldo Melo Gomes Junior, tested positive for the disease during his father’s hospitalization, worsened in his condition and died in the early hours of Sunday, 28, at 33 years of age. To contain the spread of the virus and prevent tourists from going to the paulista coast during the “holiday”, a series of restrictive measures has been in effect in the region since the last 23rd.
Check out the statement by Mayor Márcio Melo Gomes:
The outburst of the mayor of Mongaguá to those who insist on equaling the temporary closure of businesses with lost lives
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