Covid-19: Angola plans to vaccinate 53 percent of population

  • Health minister Sílvia Lutucuta
Luanda- Angola plans to vaccinate 53 percent of the population against Covid-19, in a total of 16.4 million people, in two phases, Health Minister Silvia Lutucuta said Tuesday in Luanda.

In the first phase, according to the minister, who was speaking to Angolan public television channel, 6.4 million people will be vaccinated and in the second phase 10 million will be vaccinated.

The Angolan government plans to receive, in two phases, around 15 million doses of the vaccine against Covid-19.

The minister said that the plan had been underway since July 2020 and that the priority was for health professionals, police officers and professionals with a high level of exposure.

The country currently has 20,584 positive cases registered, with 500 deaths, 19,207 recovered and 877 active.

Of the active ones, three are critical, 11 severe, 32 moderate, 33 mild and 798 asymptomatic.

In the first phase, according to the minister, who was speaking to Angolan public television channel, 6.4 million people will be vaccinated and in the second phase 10 million will be vaccinated.

The Angolan government plans to receive, in two phases, around 15 million doses of the vaccine against Covid-19.

The minister said that the plan had been underway since July 2020 and that the priority was for health professionals, police officers and professionals with a high level of exposure.

The country currently has 20,584 positive cases registered, with 500 deaths, 19,207 recovered and 877 active.

Of the active ones, three are critical, 11 severe, 32 moderate, 33 mild and 798 asymptomatic.