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São João Hospital provides psychological support to people being treated for Covid-19 and their relatives

The novel coronavirus outbreak can cause people to feel anxious. Aware of that, the University Centre of Hospital São João (CHUSJ) provides a team of nine psychologists experienced in handling crisis situations to support people who are being treated for COVID-19 and their relatives.

Outdoor bars in Porto are temporarily suspended by order of the Mayor

All patio cafés and outdoor bars in Porto are temporarily suspended, as of 15th March, by order of Mayor of Porto, Rui Moreira, as a preventive measure to fight the spread of Covid-19.

So that we can be this Porto again #FicaEmCasa, #StayHome (video)

The Invicta, a city that was made to be enjoyed! So that we can be this Porto again, #FicaEmCasa, #StayHome, for now! Watch the video and be inspired!

Read what Porto is doing to fight Covid-19

Porto has put in place a set of preventive measures to fight this emergent global health problem, the new coronavirus, Covid-19. Read more.

Qatar learns best practices in Porto

The Commander of the Qatar National Police and Security Chief Officers of that Gulf country were in Porto to accompany the operational and assembly procedures regarding the European Nations League competition, which was hosted by Porto and Guimarães.

Fire-fighters stand out in Seville at the Rescue Great Day 2018

The fire-fighter department of Porto stood out at the Rescue Great Day 2018, a rescue operation by means of cords (Large Scale) held in Seville. The team from Porto achieved the general third place and first place in the Fire-fighters category.

Porto Municipal Police will receive 43 new police agents this Summer

Mayor Rui Moreira stated that the Municipal Police will see an increase in its law enforcement agents from 119 police officers to 213.

World Civil Defence Day celebration promotes debate in Porto

The city of Porto provided an opportunity to take stock of the development of civil protection structures, by organising a debate on this years's topic: "Civil Protection against disasters", at the Porto Innovation Hub facilities.

Former hospital Joaquim Urbano will be open to shelter the homeless

Porto City Hall has activated a Cold Emergency Plan to deal with the very cold spell in the coming days. Porto City Hall has prepared additional monitoring of homelessness, from January 17 until January 22, providing transportation to former Hospital Joaquim Urbano, which will be open to host those who wish to shelter there.