Covid-19: Angola reports second wave of pandemic

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Luanda - Angola is effectively experiencing the second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic, the minister of Health, Sílvia Lutucuta said Wednesday.

The minister, who was speaking at a press conference,  said that the country is experiencing a rapid increase in cases, including new variants of the virus.

 

Sílvia Lutucuta said that in the last three days, 260 infections of the English variant of Covid-19 were diagnosed, bringing to 523 the total of the cases, including the South African variant, recorded since March of the current year.

 

The minister, who fears a worse scenario than that seen in the country in October 2020, appealed to the need for strict compliance with bio-safety measures, as a way to avoid further damage.

 

According to the minister, the most worrying is the fact that most cases of the new variants are symptomatic and have affected, in some cases, hundreds of families at the same time.

 

“It is a long trip, but if there is no rigour in complying with the measures, we’ll go through a worse phase than the previous one”, she mentioned.

 

According to the government, if there are no changes in citizens’ behaviour, even the vaccine will not help the country to be free from a more worrying situation with the increase in the number of daily cases.

 

The overall picture shows 26,168 positive cases, with 591 deaths, 23,584 recoveries and 1,903 active cases.

The minister, who was speaking at a press conference,  said that the country is experiencing a rapid increase in cases, including new variants of the virus.

 

Sílvia Lutucuta said that in the last three days, 260 infections of the English variant of Covid-19 were diagnosed, bringing to 523 the total of the cases, including the South African variant, recorded since March of the current year.

 

The minister, who fears a worse scenario than that seen in the country in October 2020, appealed to the need for strict compliance with bio-safety measures, as a way to avoid further damage.

 

According to the minister, the most worrying is the fact that most cases of the new variants are symptomatic and have affected, in some cases, hundreds of families at the same time.

 

“It is a long trip, but if there is no rigour in complying with the measures, we’ll go through a worse phase than the previous one”, she mentioned.

 

According to the government, if there are no changes in citizens’ behaviour, even the vaccine will not help the country to be free from a more worrying situation with the increase in the number of daily cases.

 

The overall picture shows 26,168 positive cases, with 591 deaths, 23,584 recoveries and 1,903 active cases.