“This is a time when the State must get deeper into debt to resolve the situation”

Rui Moreira, Mayor of Porto was a guest speaker at a national television show to discuss the pandemic context of the country. The Mayor advocated that the Government has to further its support to companies and families, to boost recovery and to build a stronger economy for the future, as soon as the health crisis is over.

The Municipality of Porto launches business support line “Revitaliza Porto.”

Starting this Friday, economic operators in town can count on the specialised service of the support line “Revitaliza Porto”. This is 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.

Porto launches second campaign to convey key messages regarding Covid-19 preventive measures

The Municipality of Porto strengthened the mupi campaign launched in October as regards communication the right behaviour and attitudes that each and every one can adopt in order to reach a collective impact on the fight against the spread of the new coronavirus.

Porto City Hall is shortlisted for Public Policies Prize as regards earlier screening of Covid-19 in nursing homes

Porto City Hall is among the five finalists of the IPPS-Iscte Public Policies Prize. This recognition is the result of the Municipal programme to early detection of Covid-19 in Residential Structures for Elderly People in the city of Porto, which provided screening and testing to all beneficiaries and care workers of retirement homes within the Municipality of Porto. The winners will be announced on 20th November, in an online ceremony.

The Guardian illustrates Europe’s response to Covid-19 second wave with Porto’s communication campaign

The Guardian displays Porto’s Covid prevention measures campaign to explain how Europe is tackling the pandemic’s second wave. The online article highlights how several European countries, such as Austria, Germany, France, Sweden and Portugal are implementing measures, as regards, for instance, community engagement and restrictions.

Porto Youth Hostel provides 35 beds to caregive for the elderly that test negative for Covid-19

Porto Youth Hostel is already working as of 11th November, as a district hosting facility for people that are not infected with the new coronavirus, and the first beneficiaries are due to arrive within the coming days. The equipment is supplied with 35 beds, but its installed capacity can be doubled. In addition, the elderly who cannot rely on caretakers that have been infected by Covid-19 can be hosted at the Youth Hostel.

Public programmes halted at Porto Municipal Gallery owing to the pandemic

Porto Municipal Gallery decided to temporarily halt public programmes linked to the ongoing exhibitions, this November, owing to the current pandemic measures in place. As such, two programmes scheduled for November have been cancelled, namely the talk scheduled for 14th November, at 4pm, and the concert by Luís da Riviera, on 15th November, at 6.30pm. The Gallery is open for visits to the exhibits.

Porto provides a second drive-thru Covid-19 testing centre

As of today, there is a second drive-thru Covid-19 testing centre in Porto, namely in the parish of Campanhã. This new equipment was set up in the parking lot of S. Roque, a space provide by the City Hall. This screening centre is run as the one set up at the Queimódromo (operated by Unilabs), since the beginning of the pandemic, the first of its kind to be set up in the country, and people don't need to exit their vehicles to get tested. Also, the centre is open to the entire population, but...

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.

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...