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Tue, 12 May 2020 12:05 - Updated Tue, 12 May 2020 12:06

COVID-19: Namibe collects seven samples for testing

Mozambique - Seven blood samples from citizens were collected in the province of Namibe and sent for laboratory analysis, according to Miguel Ferreira, spokesman for the multi-sector provincial commission for the pandemic.

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Speaking to Angop on Monday, the official stressed that these are samples taken from three people who returned to the region from Portugal on the 17th, in the ambit of opening of cordon sanitaire.

He said that the citizens responded to the appeal launched by the Ministry of Health having sought local health services to collect the samples.

The other four cases are of individuals coming from Luanda but who claim to have had no contact with passengers from abroad or with contaminated families, but for safety reasons they also decided to join testing.

Miguel Ferreira stated that the health sector is complying with the training schedule for technicians to deal with possible cases of covid-19.

The province has 13 ventilators installed in the intensive care rooms of reference hospitals. It also plans to acquire biosafety equipment.

The official stressed that institutional quarantine and treatment centers and screening points were created in the five municipalities.

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