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Thu, 16 Jul 2020 11:06 - Updated Thu, 16 Jul 2020 10:14

Covid-19: Fast test with six suspected cases in Benguela

Benguela - Six people, out of a total of 247 who have undergone rapid testing, in the province of Benguela, express the likelihood of having come into contact with Covid-19, Angop learnt Wednesday.

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This information was reported to the press by the coordinator of the technical group of the Provincial Public Health Commission, Manuel Cabinda, who stressed that these were only suspect cases and that Benguela remains without any confirmed cases of the disease.

He appealed to the population to remain calm, explaining that only the PSTN test (conclusive) can confirm or not the diagnosis.

"The rapid tests do not confirm the diagnosis of Covid-19, but are used for the preventive diagnosis of the disease. In other words, a reactive test may or may not result in disease," he said.

Regarding the six reactive cases, he said that these were two relatives of a businessman operating in the municipality of Bocoio, who had been diagnosed with the disease in the country's capital, Luanda.

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