The municipality of Pampilhosa da Serra, in the district of Coimbra, created an online channel dedicated to “the news and the soul of the municipality”, was announced today.
“The first online broadcast of CCN Jornal was published yesterday (Friday) on the digital channels of the City Council, a weekly information space dedicated to the news and the soul of the municipality of Pampilhosa da Serra”, says the municipality in a statement today sent to the Lusa agency.
The municipality explains that at a time when communication “is becoming a powerful means of combating” the pandemic caused by covid-19, the creation of the online channel “CCN – Centro de Comunicação da Natureza” will contribute “so that everyone is even more united and enlightened ”.
In the interview that marked the start of the channel, José Brito, Mayor of Pampilhosa da Serra, said that the project arises within the scope of what he considers to be an “obligation” of the municipality to “make known, more and more, what it takes place in the municipality and in the municipality ”.
According to the mayor, the municipality he leads has made, over the last few years, “a very big bet on communication”, which has made many of the initiatives and attractions of the territory increasingly known ”.
Regarding what residents and all interested parties will be able to follow on the channel, José Brito, said that in the channel “everything that is going on in the municipality” will be made known, in a “more frequent and accessible” way, such as initiatives and main decisions that are made.
“In addition to areas such as health, sport, culture, development, tourism or education, the CCN also intends to establish a strong emotional link with the Pampilhosenses”, reads the statement from the municipality.
The source also states that “recovering memories and valuing the identity and people of the territory is also one of the main purposes of the project”.
Globally, according to a report by the AFP news agency, the covid-19 pandemic has already claimed more than 338,000 deaths and infected more than 5.2 million people in 196 countries and territories.
More than 1.9 million patients were considered cured.
In Portugal, 1,302 people died of the 30,471 confirmed as infected, and there are 7,705 cases recovered, according to the Directorate-General for Health.
The disease is transmitted by a new coronavirus detected in late December 2019 in Wuhan, a city in central China.