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Mon, 10 Aug 2020 08:08 - Updated Mon, 10 Aug 2020 08:08

Covid-19: Huila's "Novo Hotel" sealed off

Lubango - Lubango city?s Novo Hotel in Southern Huíla province has been locked down since Thursday (6), following fears that at least 12 people who skipped the Luanda sanitary cordon have checked in.

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Huíla: Novo Hotel.

Photo: Morais Silva

Huíla: Novo Hotel.

Photo: Morais Silva

According to a source from the Public Department of Public Health and Endemics Control, the measure followed a tip-off, having the authorities immediately sealed off the hotel and started testing the guests for covid-19.

The source says the lockdown will remain in place until the results of the laboratory tests are released.

Angola has registered the highest number of covid-19 infections in 24 hours on Sunday (09), since the disease was announced in the country in March this year, after reporting 100 new positive cases.

The country’s current covid-19 statistics show 1.672 infections, 75 deaths, 567 recoveries and 1.030 active patients.

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