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Covid-19: Angola still with 35 positive cases

Mon, 04 May 2020 13:40 - Updated Mon, 04 May 2020 16:34

secretary of State for Public Health, Franco Mufinda.

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Luanda - Angola maintains the 35 positive cases of covid-19, with two deaths, 11 recovered and 22 active and stable, said last Sunday, the secretary of State for Public Health, Franco Mufinda.

According to Franco Mufinda, who spoke at the usual covid-19 update briefing, the national lab has already processed 3, 916 samples, 35 of which were positive, 2,980 negative and 901 samples in processing.

In the institutional quarantine, he pointed out, Angola controls 886 people, and in the discharge chapter there were 29, Cabinda with 19 and Zaire with 10.

In order to contain the spread of the pandemic, Angola observes, since 00:00 on Sunday (April 26), the third period of the State of Emergency, in force until 23:59 on 10 May, with 45 consecutive days of social distancing.

This is the second extension, of 15 days, of the exceptional regime, this time with a slight relaxation of the measures.

The State of Emergency was decreed on March 25 by the President of the Republic, João Lourenço, after a favourable opinion from the National Assembly (parliament) and was in force from March 27 to April 10, having been extended to the period that goes from 11 to 25 of the current month.

In the framework of the extension, among restrictions and openings, the circulation and permanence of people on the public road is also prohibited, the use of masks is now mandatory for everyone who goes out or exposes themselves in public places.

Among the impositions, in these new 15 days of sanitary fencing, there remains the obligation for workers assigned to essential services, from the public and private sectors, to be accompanied by credential and badge.