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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...

Porto creates awareness to reach everyone among everybody regarding the pandemic measures

The city of Porto launched a mupi campaign to raise awareness on the importance of complying with the preventive measures regarding the fight against Covid-19. This is the latest advertising by the Municipality of Porto, owing to the pandemic. These messages are meant to reach broader audiences and disseminate the effective message that every individual behaviour makes a difference and has great collective impact in the fight against the new coronavirus.

Severe weather: the Municipal Council Civil Protection warns against heavy rain and strong wind

According to weather forecasts, the adverse meteorological conditions will extend till the first hours of 21st October, Wednesday. The Municipal Civil Protection has issued a warning on persistent and high level of precipitation.

The Municipality of Porto consults with Porto Civil Protection District Commission to monitor developments on Covid-19

The Mayor of Porto, Rui Moreira has expressed to Porto Civil Protection District Commission the Municipality's readiness to collaborate in the guidelines that are being defined by that entity to contain the spread of the new coronavirus. In a letter sent to the Mayor of Gondomar, Marco Martins, who presides over that Commission, Rui Moreira indicates the available spaces for the purpose of operating as a district support facility, namely the Youth Hostel. The Municipality of Porto ensures...

Joint operational training assessed Porto and Lisbon

The Disaster Search Dog-Handler Team of Porto City Hall, set up by elements of Porto Firefighter's Battalion performed operational special training drills, jointly with the Lisbon Firefighters Battalion. This initiative was carried out between 30th September and 2nd October and it involved a total of 13 elements; from Porto, the mission included eight operatives and four dogs, and from Lisbon, the mission comprised five operatives and seven dogs. The training also featured three operational...

Porto heads technological project to fight Covid-19

The Municipality of Porto, via Porto Digital, leads the Data4Covid19 project, whose goal is to integrate multiple source data. This resource will enable to implement and monitor, in an integrated way, the measures to fight Covid-19 by combining resources from several companies and research centres, as tools towards decision-making processes, especially regarding health, prevention measures and the rapid establishment of a prognosis.

Recommendations to access the Garden of Passeio das Virtudes during the contingency situation

Access to the Garden of Passeio das Virtudes is conditioned as long as the contingency situation is in effect, to discourage people from gathering in that public site, amid the ongoing pandemic. Porto City Hall put in place temporary railings in that garden, and placed posters with information regarding sanitary recommendations that visitors must comply with: the use of face masks or visor, whenever necessary; hand sanitation with appropriate alcohol gel; social distancing of two metres;...

Porto did what needed to be done and led by example

This year, the century-old tradition of São João street parades did not take place as the Municipality of Porto cancelled official festivities due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. Instead, the Municipality urged people to take the party home. And Porto did what needed to be done, it celebrated in private.

Find new ways to celebrate São João amid the pandemic

This year, amid a pandemic, don't take the party to the streets, avoid crowds and find new meanings for the word celebration. The usual parades, crowds and parties have to be scheduled for 2021. Still, everyone can have their own celebration; to brighten moods all night long, Rádio Festival ensures a special broadcasting that will go from the early morning of the 23rd June till the first light of day of the 24th June. The broadcast kicks-off at 8am and will be playing for 18 hours straight.

Mural painting by Vhils in Porto pays tribute to health professionals

The mural painting by Vhils in Porto pays tribute to health professionals. It shows faces covered by face masks. The eyes are how we all communicate, after all, these days and these eyes show us courage and determination. The mural is located in the entrance to the visits wing of the São João Hospital in Porto.