Ana Valentina Angelo
Hello Figueira, it’s late April.
You look beautiful as always and melancholic as never before…
What a shame! But have faith, Queen of the Beaches, the crisis caused by the corona virus is starting to receed in Portugal thanks to the measures taken by the government and the figueirenses who understood the gravity of COVID-19 and wisely respond to quarantine.
There are those who claim that the search for tourist hubs such as yours, Figueira, would never be the same after the pandemic. I do not believe it is so! It is evident that the seriousness of the problem cannot be underestimated. It is a fact that the consequences of Covid-19 affect the whole world in terms of health, the economy, habits and, sometimes, the values of the community itself, however it must be taken into account that the world has faced similar problems before, as History¹ shows us.
The situation of Figueirense seems to be one of the most promising in relation to most regions inside and outside Portugal since Figueira da Foz is one of the parishes in the municipality of Coimbra, located in the central region of the country, where the rate of spread of the virus is one of the smallest.
In addition to this privileged geographical condition, it is necessary to highlight the courageous and effective action offered to residents and visitors through an orderly campaign by citizen representatives in the City Council and, mainly, to the Figueirense who understands and responds positively to this policy of procedures. Thus, we believe that the worst is behind us.
We know, Figueira, that it is impossible to stop mourning the losses and wounds that the tragedy is causing to your citizens. However, history shows that Portuguese pride does not surrender; he always resumes, reacts and survives.
What about your visitor? Now Figueira, get ready. Your visitor is almost finished with the quarantine to, again, enjoy the momentum of the waves of its beautiful beaches.
Lovers of Figueira da Foz, in the quarantine, only left the house in last need and protected. Take care of you and everyone!