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Wed, 08 Jul 2020 20:18 - Updated Wed, 08 Jul 2020 20:20

Covid-19: Markets get three working days a week

Luanda - Markets and street vending in Luanda and Cazengo municipality, in northern Cuanza Norte province, is allowed on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays from 6am to 4pm, the authorities announced Tuesday here.

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Markets get three working days a week

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Mentioning the increase in positive cases of covid-19 in Luanda and Cazengo, the secretary of State Adão de Almeida said the measure followed a meeting President João Lourenço had the Inter-ministerial Commission for Combat and Prevention of Covid-19.

According to the official who is also the head of the Office of Civilian Affairs to the Presidency, the new measures also apply to stores and shops that are allowed to operate every day from 7am to 4pm, with their staff reduced to 50% or an Akz 100,000 to 250,000 fine for infringements (Akz 100,000 is Usd 174.8).

Restaurants and alike outlets will be open from 8am to 4pm serving no more than

50% of their capacity at a time, with fines for infringement going from Akz 100,000 to 250,000.

Angola’s covid-19 records show 396 infections, 22 deaths, 117 recoveries and 257 active patients. 101 infections have unknown links. Cuanza Norte province has so far recorded nine positive cases of covid-19.

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