Covid-19: Government denies return to State of Emergency

  • Adão De Almeida,  Ministro de Estado E Chefe Da Casa Civil do presidente da república
Luanda - The Minister of State and Head of the Civil House, Adão de Almeida, Friday denied that the President of the Republic had asked Parliament to consider a Bill to decree a new State of Emergency in the country.

 

According to the minister, who was intervening on the Covid-19 situation, to react to false information posted on social networks with this content, this does not correspond to the truth.

 

"There is no intention of the Head of State to declare a state of emergency, in terms of immediate, nor was there any contact with the National Assembly for this purpose," the minister said.

 

According to Adão de Almeida, the country will continue under a Public Calamity Situation to face the Covid-19 pandemic.

 

"The Executive privileges true information and, therefore, we must inform that the information disseminated in social networks and in some foreign media is false", he reinforced.

 

It should be remembered that Angola experienced a period of State of Emergency (the first in its history) after the first two positive cases of Covid-19, between March and May, with three extensions.

 

The country has 12,223 cases, with 300 deaths, 5,626 recoveries and 6,257 active cases.