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Thu, 09 Jul 2020 10:54 - Updated Thu, 09 Jul 2020 10:54

Covid-19: MINSA promotes quick tests in Luanda

Luanda - The Ministry of Health (MINSA) and the Provincial Government of Luanda (GPL) started last Wednesday a massive testing campaign in the Catinton area, at an informal market located in the urban district of Maianga, Luanda Municipality, as part of the combat actions and Covid-19.

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Ministry of Health promotes Covid-19 quick tests in Luanda's high density areas

Photo: Alberto Juliao

The rapid and voluntary testing of a thousand people in the frit day is the initial target, ANGOP has learnt. The  programme, in the first phase, is to cover places of great population concentration, where there is a big probability of contamination.

In addition to the collection of samples, the team of technicians is also to carry out awareness campaign to influence the population to comply with the rules for preventing against the disease, with emphasis on frequent washing of hands with soap and water, disinfection with alcohol gel and mandatory use of a mask.

Meanwhile, Health minister Silvia Lutucuta has said that this operation is a quick serological test approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA), specifically the Abbott test and has also been validated by the World Health Organization (WHO).


"When testing is done, it does not mean that the person has the active disease, but that he/she has had contact with the corona-virus and has immunity, as it can also test positive and in these cases they do the collection with the swab to do the molecular test and all the necessary public health measures are taken", said the minister.

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