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Following testing to nursing homes in Porto, the city prepares visits to the elderly ensuring optimal safety

Confinement measures in nursing homes in Porto were key to the good results presented today by Rui Moreira's Municipal Executive, which revealed that out of five thousand tests, only 1.4% showed infection by Covid-19. It is now time to organize controlled visits to the senior citizens, in optimal safety conditions, namely by offering protective equipment to visitors.

Conditioned traffic in Porto Atlantic Avenues on weekends

The Municipality of Porto will make access by car to Atlantic boulevards Montevideu, Brasil, Dom Carlos I and Rua do Coronel Raúl Peres conditional. This measure will be implemented starting tomorrow, 9th May, between 2pm and 7pm Saturday, and between 9am and 7pm Sunday.

TEDxPorto delivers four tons of food and essential items to Porto City Hall

TEDxPorto organisation delivered more than four tons of food and other essential items to Porto City Hall, this morning. These items were raised under the project "Porto Unido", to help fight the current pandemic.

More supplies donated by entrepreneurs to Covid-19 fight in Porto

6.750 protective suits, 11.700 masks, several ICU monitors, thermometers, one ventilator and ventilators consumables were donated by Chinese businesspeople to Porto. The protective suits and masks were delivered in the Field Hospital, set up at Super Bock Arena - Pavilhão Rosa Mota, and the other supplies were sent to Hospital de São João, by Porto City Hall.

Águas do Porto shares guidelines on how to deal with water after a long lockdown

Águas do Porto recommends that all clients follow the guidelines regarding empty buildings and water sitting in pipes during the Covid-19 lockdown. These guidelines were issued by the Water & Environment and Services Regulatory Authority for Water and Waste (ERSAR).

The Municipality of Porto keeps contingency measures till 10th May to prepare phased reopening

Mayor of Porto, Rui Moreira issued an Order to renew the preventive measures in place to fight the current pandemic till 10th May. This means that this period is extended 10 days after the Emergency State is lifted. Rui Moreira sees this as "the necessary period to pursue a gradual, phased return of workers to municipal facilities and services", as "there is no effective solution to treat the disease just yet".

Porto City Hall urges population to adopt civic behaviours in traffic, parking and garbage disposal

The return to normalcy is phased and demands that everyone has special attention to comply with the civic behaviour, which some people have disregarded lately. This means also that peole must follow the new rules for social distancing.

TV Station visits field hospital "Porto.".Organisation and strict procedure compliance are key to a job well done

A true army of volunteers is helping stem the spread of Covid-19 at the Field Hospital "Porto.", which came into operation on 14th April. TV Station SIC went to the hospital to see how things are running. Watch the report here.

Leading global antibody discovery companies FairJourney Biologics and Iontas announce partnership in search for SARS-CoV-2 treatment

FairJourney Biologics, leading global antibody discovery companies, founded in Porto, announced a partnership with Iontas, one of the main healthcare manufacturing solutions Company in Cambridge, UK . The aim is to bring together complementary services and technology to enable faster identification of effective antibodies that will be the most successful in the development phase.

Today, we celebrate the Carnation Revolution by the windows or balconies

This year, due to the pandemic and the Emergency State, the celebrations to mark the 1974 Revolution and the end of the dictatorship will not take to the streets, but the commission urges people to chant from windows, at 3pm.