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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.

Porto City Hall carries out serological testing to frontline municipal workers fighting Covid-19

Porto City Hall, in partnership with i3S- Health Research and Innovation Institute, through Ipatimup Diagnosis, carries out serological testing to assess the presence of antibodies to the SARS-CoV-2 in over 1500 municipal workers fighting the current pandemic.

Porto. field hospital set up to handle Covid-19 patients closes but remains in standby

The field hospital "Porto." that was set up at Super Bock Arena- Pavilhão Rosa Mota, to handle coronavirus patients a month ago will close by the end of the week but it will be fully operational again if needed.

Field Hospital patient number one was discharged yesterday after 25 days

Field Hospital Porto. has already treated 27 patients infected with Covid-19; 9 out of those 27 were discharged. After 25 days in the hospital, patient number one was discharged from the Field Hospital set up at Super Bock Arena - Pavilhão Rosa Mota.

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.