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Sun, 24 May 2020 13:35 - Updated Sun, 24 May 2020 13:34

Covid-19: Angola receives reagents for 50,000 tests

Luanda - Angola received Saturday 26 tons of various biosafety and hospital materials, mostly reagents for 50,000 diagnostic tests to boost measures to prevent and combat covid-19.

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Angola receives 26 tons of hospital materials

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The batch is part of 380-ton equipment from China, that includes ventilators, surgical masks, N95 masks (in current use), biosafety suits, glasses, beds, RTPCR testing equipment, gowns and gloves.

The minister of Health, Sílvia Lutucuta, who was at airport to receive the materials said that the country has received so far 160 tones, of the 380 acquired from China.

She said that the country will conduct 50,000 tests to expand the screening capacity of disease.

The minister spoke of the need to protect all health professionals, amongst technicians, who are involved in active search.

Silvia Lutucuta explained that the materials have already been distributed throughout the country's 18 provinces, with partnership of the Angolan Armed Forces (FAA), in particular the National Air Force (FAN).

Still on Saturday,  a contingent of about eight tons of various biosafety materials arrived in Angola. The third donation from the “Jack Ma Foundation”, in ambit of fight against this pandemic.

Angola has 61 positive cases, four deaths, 18 recovered and 40 active.


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