CURITIBA – The mayor of Curitiba Rafael Greca (DEM), candidate for reelection, was diagnosed with covid-19. On the first official day of the election campaign, Greca and his wife, Margarita Sansone, were admitted to the Hospital Nossa Senhora das Graças, with pneumonia and tested positive for the new coronavirus.
By means of a note, the staff informed that the couple is being monitored by the doctor Clóvis Arns da Cunha and the hospital’s Infectious Diseases team.
Some candidates took to the streets at the campaign’s debut and others bet on lives.
Goura Nataraj (PDT) left at 6 am to cycle 36 kilometers between the source of the Belém River (North Zone) and the Iguaçu River. After the tour, he criticized the lack of security on the route he took and the pollution in the Umbará River, which flows into the Iguaçu River.
The MDB candidate, João Arruda, used social media to present his candidacy and proposals. Former federal deputy, spoke about his personal profile, his actions in the Chamber of Deputies, and thanked the 100 thousand votes received in the campaign for the state government. “I was rapporteur for Simples Nacional,” he said.
The state deputy Fernando Francischini (PSL) and his deputy, PM Major Letícia Chu Pei Pan (PSL), took walks in the gastronomic region of Santa Felicidade and announced that, during the campaign, they should focus on discussions on the resumption of the economy after the pandemic.
The doctor João Guilherme (Novo) and the deputy, Geovana Conti (Novo), held a motorcade through several neighborhoods.
“We started our campaign following all safety rules. It is important for us to discuss the city and we want to present the population with a new way of doing politics,” said the candidate.
The teacher Renato Mocellin (PV) and deputy Soraia Pozo (PV) also opted for a walk and planted trees in Parque Barreirinha, in the north.
To candidate Caroline Arns (We can) took to the streets, but to record his electoral programs. “The first day was dedicated to these recordings and during the work many people supported the candidacy”, informed the press office.
The PT bet on a virtual plenary session of the professor Paulo Opuszka to debate the mobilization and agendas of the sector during the campaign. On Monday, Opuszka will perform a live with former President Dilma Rousseff.
With the Live from Start 50, PSOL gathered the candidates Leticia Lanz and Giana de Marco, and the candidacies for the City Council on its first day of campaign to present proposals that will be discussed in the coming days.
To candidate Marisa Lobo (Avante) met with supporters and defined campaign strategies.