The “Museu da Farmácia” offers a virtual tour that replaces in-person visits

It is a best virtual tour that will provide visitors with the chance to get to know the fascinating 500 million years of History and treasures that are just a click away: the “Museu da Farmácia do Porto” virtually “opens doors” and get to know the museum collections and the 97 items made available to this virtual visit”, as informed by the Museum Administration in a press release.

Outdoor sports equipment also closed due to the pandemic restriction measures

As the pandemic infection rates accelerate, municipal outdoor sports equipment are also closed and access is restricted; namely, Ramalde Skate Park and the athletics track of the Ramalde Sports Park/Inatel.

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 cultural and sports facilities close during confinement

Owing to the new preventive measures to stop the new coronavirus from further spreading, all cultural and sports facilities, manage by Ágora, close doors, which started yesterday, 15th January. This is in accordance with the Decree 3-A/2021 f 14th January, which regulates the State of Emergency issued by the President of the Republic.

Discount vouchers are displayed in shop windows and lead the run to the best Xmas shopping in Porto

It is hard not to notice the label indicating that a shop or store offers direct discount of 2 euros per each 20-euro buy. This campaign was launched by Porto City Hall to help boost local retailers and traditional trade during this festive season, amid the ongoing pandemic. The label resembles Xmas decorations and marks the stores that have adhered to this municipal campaign by the Municipality of Porto, in partnership with the Association of Traders of Porto.

When companies choose Porto as a foreign investment destination, this is what happens…

Talent, competence, good infrastructure, life quality and a favourable macroeconomic scenario are some of the most relevant drivers for foreign investment in Porto. An while Porto is constantly and steadily developing and strengthening its markets, this is poised to create jobs and increase employment, in a city that is viewed as a pool of exceptional resources of specialized knowledge, ability and talent, as, for example, recently stated by Euronext’s CEO.

U.Porto celebrates the best of volunteering at the university

The University of Porto and Santander Universidades will provide an early celebration of International Volunteering Day, on 4th December. This day, as recognised by the United Nations since 1985, is celebrated on 5th December; however, the UP will observe this day tomorrow morning with a webinar scheduled for 11am, with the presentation of the four winning projects of the Santander UNI-Covid19 Prize.

Porto municipal pools are granted the Covid Safe logo

The network of municipal pools in Porto are granted the Covid Safe logo, by APCER, as determined by the Authority for Working Conditions. As such, the municipal pools of Cartes and the Constituição meet the necessary health conditions.

Close to one hundred companies and investors filled for support to “Revitaliza Porto.”

The negative impact of the pandemic is showing of the number of companies and investors, close to one hundred the first week alone, that have requested the specialised service of the support line “Revitaliza Porto”, a free support service launched by the Municipality of Porto, via InvestPorto, whose goal is to support the business community in the city of Porto in the response to the pandemic crisis.

The Municipality of Porto will help distressed local traders during Xmas business

Rui Moreira, Mayor of Porto, announced on 30th November that the Municipality is preparing measures to support local traders in the Christmas business. Owing to the new coronavirus pandemic, local retailers are threatened by the sharp drop in sales. Also, this year the Municipality decided that no giant Xmas tree swill stand out in Avenida dos Aliados, and instead the amount will be destined to support the package of measures to help local retailers.