Angola: COVID-19 - No Positive Cases Reported for Five Straight Days

Luanda — The Angolan health authorities have not detected any positive cases for Covid-19, for the fifth consecutive day, said Monday in Luanda, the Secretary of State for Public Health, Franco Mufinda.

The country maintains with 19 positive cases, being four recovered and two dead.

Franco Mufinda, who was speaking at the usual press conference to update on the last 24 hours in the country, said that the 13 positive cases are still being followed up.

He said that there are six samples in processing whose results will be released on Tuesday.

Angola has been observing, since 00:00 on Saturday (April 11), a new period of State of Emergency, which should remain in force until 11:59 pm on April 25.

This is the extension of the first 15 days of the exceptional regime, decreed by the President of the Republic, on 27 March, to contain the proliferation of covid-19.

The new stage of the State of Emergency was ordered last Thursday, by the Head of State, after the favorable opinion of the plenary of the National Assembly.

On the basis of this measure, according to the national authorities, is the fact that the same risks of spreading the pandemic in the country still remain.

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