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PJ looking at Cascais City Council – Portugal

PJ looking at Cascais City Council – Portugal

The discussion revolves around an investigation involving a surgical mask factory.

The Judicial Police (PJ) is carrying out inspections, on Wednesday, in the Cascais City Council, headed by Carlos Carreras, and where the Minister of Infrastructure and Housing, Miguel Pinto Luz, was vice president until January 2024. The debate revolves around an investigation related to corruption crimes in the construction of a factory for surgical masks. During the Covid-19 pandemic. No arrests are planned.

In June 2020, the Cascais City Council launched its own production of personal protective surgical masks for residents, with equipment coming from China, and also supplying other municipalities. To this end, the municipality converted an old warehouse into a mask production factory, at an early stage of the Covid-19 pandemic, when health authorities were still discussing whether the use of masks should be mandatory or even recommended. About 500 thousand euros were invested.

He added that the municipality purchased two machines from China, and on June 28, 2020, it had a “production capacity of more than five million masks per month, at a production cost per unit.” [era] Half the best prices the market has to offer.”

The Council then provided 400 mask devices throughout the municipality and distributed them free of charge to public transportation users.

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