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Warning: worsening of weather conditions as of today, 21st January

The latest weather forecast warns on the worsening of weather conditions, starting this Thursdays, in the city of Porto, with strong wind, sea disturbance and heavy precipitations.

Porto City Hall reintroduces lockdown restrictions and closes walled green parks, playgrounds and cemeteries

Porto City Hall determined, yesterday evening, 19th January, the reimposing of lockdown measures to help prevent the outbreak of the Covid-19. The sharp increase in Covid-19 infections led to the prohibition to public agglomerations in public space.

Municipal contingency plan for cold wave has been activated and will remain in place in Porto

The Municipality of Porto has activated its contingency plan for extreme weather conditions affecting the homeless and the most vulnerable population in the city of Porto. The plan is in place as of 30th December 2020 and the response is coordinated with the Emergency Temporary Shelters and the solidarity restaurants for the homeless. These measures are appropriate to the needs, and there is still availability to accommodate more people. These facilities house 23 people, for the time being.

Porto City Hall is shortlisted for Public Policies Prize as regards earlier screening of Covid-19 in nursing homes

Porto City Hall is among the five finalists of the IPPS-Iscte Public Policies Prize. This recognition is the result of the Municipal programme to early detection of Covid-19 in Residential Structures for Elderly People in the city of Porto, which provided screening and testing to all beneficiaries and care workers of retirement homes within the Municipality of Porto. The winners will be announced on 20th November, in an online ceremony.

The Guardian illustrates Europe’s response to Covid-19 second wave with Porto’s communication campaign

The Guardian displays Porto’s Covid prevention measures campaign to explain how Europe is tackling the pandemic’s second wave. The online article highlights how several European countries, such as Austria, Germany, France, Sweden and Portugal are implementing measures, as regards, for instance, community engagement and restrictions.

Porto Youth Hostel provides 35 beds to caregive for the elderly that test negative for Covid-19

Porto Youth Hostel is already working as of 11th November, as a district hosting facility for people that are not infected with the new coronavirus, and the first beneficiaries are due to arrive within the coming days. The equipment is supplied with 35 beds, but its installed capacity can be doubled. In addition, the elderly who cannot rely on caretakers that have been infected by Covid-19 can be hosted at the Youth Hostel.

The Douro floods in Porto

In Porto, in December 2019, the water level in Douro River overflowed once again onto the surrounding banks.

Porto provides a second drive-thru Covid-19 testing centre

As of today, there is a second drive-thru Covid-19 testing centre in Porto, namely in the parish of Campanhã. This new equipment was set up in the parking lot of S. Roque, a space provide by the City Hall. This screening centre is run as the one set up at the Queimódromo (operated by Unilabs), since the beginning of the pandemic, the first of its kind to be set up in the country, and people don't need to exit their vehicles to get tested. Also, the centre is open to the entire population, but...

Traffic cut at Avenida de D. Carlos I, in the Mouth of the river Douro, due to sea turbulence

According to weather forecasts, adverse meteorological conditions will extend for the coming days, namely sea turbulence that will lead to traffic cut in the Avenida de D. Carlos I, starting at 2pm today, 28th October. The Meteorological and Geophysics Institute (IPMA) forecasts significant wave height (5 to 6 metres). As a precautionary measure, it is necessary to interrupt traffic in the Avenida de D. Carlos I, in the river Douro Mouth, as of 2pm, and traffic will be restored as soon as sea...

The Municipality of Porto has operations in place to strengthen response against the spread of Covid

The Municipality of Porto prepared a set of responses, jointly with the Porto Civil Protection District Commission and the health authorities to fight against the so-called Covid-19 second wave. The Government has welcomed the Mayor of Porto's proposal to include Porto Youth Hostel in the district plan, as hospitals reiterated to the City Hall that there is no need to reactivate the Field Hospital. Also yesterday, on 26th October, during the executive Meeting, it was decided to make available...