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Fri, 10 Apr 2020 11:41 - Updated Fri, 10 Apr 2020 11:41

Covid-19: Government distributes 1,500 cubic metres of water daily

Benguela - One thousand and five hundred cubic meters of drinking water are distributed daily to the needy families in different areas of the ten municipalities of the centre-west Province of Benguela, aiming to contribute to the fight against Covid-19.

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An avenue of Benguela city.

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This information is expressed in a note from the government of Benguela and the provincial health commission, to which ANGOP had access last Thursday, stating that this action has been carried out with the help of trucks and cisterns of public and private companies, each family with 50 to 100 litres per day.

The document also informs that measures are underway to strength the hygiene and health of the environment, increasing the levels of solid waste collection, as well as creating the basic conditions for disinfecting public spaces, with priority to hospitals and other health services.

In the face of the pandemic that is plaguing the world, the health sector in Benguela has, in the last two months, carried out specific actions and training for the different teams and areas of public service hospital units, as well as the different defence and security bodies for their safe performance in an emergency.

The provincial government and the provincial health Commission reiterate the call for the strengthening of solidarity, requesting the contribution of society in material and non-pecuniary goods for the provision of quarantine centres, hygiene of the environment and food support for the most vulnerable.

They alert once again to the need for the population to comply with the rules instituted by the State of Emergency and by the competent entities of the State that regulate public health.

On the other hand the Central Government is guaranteeing the regular supply of electricity, and, despite some limitations, the process of extending the network to different areas of the periphery of some cities is also underway, as well as corrective measures have been taken to overcome some failures recorded in different parts of the province.

The corona virus outbreak has been classified as a pandemic by the World Health Organization (WHO).

In Angola, 19 positive imported cases have been registered so far. Of these, it is highlighted two deaths, two recovered patients and 15 other with positive results.

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