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Covid-19: Minister of Industry tests positive

Sat, 24 Oct 2020 10:26 - Updated Sat, 24 Oct 2020 10:26

Minister of Industry and Commerce, Victor Fernandes Photo: Nelson Malamba

Luanda - Angola’s minister of Industry and Commerce, Victor Fernandes, tested positive for Covid-19.

This was confirmed on Friday in Luanda by this Ministerial Department’s Press Office.

The asymptomatic minister claims to have tested positive earlier this month, states a note reached Angop.

According to the document, the minister, who is observing home quarantine, has conducted regular tests to find out his condition and ensure the normal exercise of his duties.

Victor Fernandes joins the list of the officials with Covid-19, after the ministers of the Interior Eugénio Laborinho, and Justice and Human Rights Francisco Queiroz.

Angola has so far 8,582 positive cases,  260 deaths, 3,305 recoveries  and 5,017 active patients.