Angola: COVID - 19 - 35 Markets Closed Countrywide

Luanda — At least thirty-five informal markets, including that of Kikolo (Luanda), one of the largest in the country in the open air, and 49 commercial establishments were closed by the authorities due to insolubility, as part of measures to contain the spread of the new Coronavirus.

According to the spokesman for the Ministry of the Interior, Waldemar José, who was speaking at a press conference to update the operating state of the State of Emergency in force in the country, in the Angolan capital, the Pedrinhas and Salinas markets were also closed.

In another aspect, he informed that in the last 24h00, 87 citizens were detained for civil disobedience, distributed by Luanda (44), Benguela (05), Bengo (05), Cuanza Sul (10), Cuando Cubango (05), Bié (02 ), Cunene (02), Huila (01), Zaire (9) and Moxico (04).

He added that 132 vehicles were also apprehended throughout the country as their drivers did not respect the required levels of capacity in the light of the new rules of the State of Exception, which recommends the use of one third of the total capacity.

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