Celebrate São João at home and over the radio
Street celebrations are cancelled, so this year the way to party is staying at home, with all the fun and merriment that such moments can also bring; 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.
More than 1000 tests for COVID-19 performed in Porto and no positive cases reported
In the first 15 days of June alone, over 1200 people were tested in Porto. This information was indicated to Porto.pt by ARS Norte, which demonstrates that the fact that there are no new positive Covid-19 cases in Porto is not the result of the shortage of test performing but that health authorities, hospitals, institutions the Municipality and mostly citizens were able to stop the outbreak of the pandemic, for the time being, by means of active control measures.
Sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together! Don't take São João to the streets, celebrate at home!
With no official São João celebrations, everyone can still have their own celebration; this is what the Municipality of Porto enhanced in a Mupi campaign to raise awareness on the need to comply with social distancing measures and not giving in to tackling the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.
Porto dismantles Field Hospital Porto. as it does not pick up new Covid-19 cases for eleven days straight
Field Hospital "Porto.", set up at Super Bock Arena/Pavilhão Rosa Mota, will be dismantled over the coming days. This decision was jointly made by both public hospitals in Porto, the Northern Regional Medical Section and Porto City Hall, following the fact that Porto does not report any new Covid-19 cases for eleven days straight, which makes it now the fifth municipality in Portugal with the highest toll of cases.
Porto does not pick up Covid-19 new cases for 10 consecutive days while it continues testing
Daily reports by the Directorate-General for Health (DGS), on the evolution of the COVID-19 in Portugal, inform that the city of Porto does not pick up new Covid-19 cases since 5th June and that the Municipality of Porto is now fifth in the number of total reported cases of the new coronavirus in the country.
"There can be no ghettos in the city", affirms Mayor Rui Moreira during the police operation in the Pinheiro Torres and Pasteleira Nova neighbourhoods
Rui Moreira, Mayor of Porto, accompanied the city's police forces to the neighbourhoods of Pinheiro Torres and Pasteleira Nova in Porto. This police operation was led by PSP and assisted by the Municipal Police.
Safe driving amid the new coronavirus pandemic
The new road safety campaign "E se a estrada falasse?" ["What if the road would speak?" free translation], by the National Road-Safety Authority (ANSR), is targeted at "making people aware to complying with road safety measures after lockdown to safeguard life". The Municipality of Porto is partner to this initiative. Watch the video.
Porto designs Police Stations that serve the community
Seven years after closure of the Police Station in Cedofeita, the day 2nd June 2020 marks the inauguration of the new police facilities in the same area in Porto. In 2013, Mayor of Porto Rui Moreira already had singled this location in Cedofeita as the best place to lodge the precinct building and keeping law enforcement - PSP - and the community closer.
Porto with no reported Covid-19 cases for three consecutive days
The General Directorate for Health Report informs that there are no reported Covid-19 cases in Porto for three consecutive days. These numbers are stated daily and show that there are, currently, in Porto 1347 positive cases since the beginning of the pandemic. In May, a few hundred cases were reported in Porto, which shows that the city has controlled the epidemic.
Awareness-raising activities for Porto municipal public schools non-teaching staff kicked-off today
A set of awareness raising actions regarding the return to the new normal, under the current pandemic kicked off today, 20th May, at the Porto Fire Brigade (BSB), targeted at Porto municipal public schools non-teaching staff.