Angola: COVID-19 - Angola Gets Equipment From China

Luanda — A total of ninety thousand bio-safety overalls and nine million masks to combat COVID-19 are to arrive in Angola, in the coming days, from China, in an acquisition of the Angolan state.

According to the secretary of State for Public Health, Franco Mufinda, Angola has ordered this bio-safety material as part of the preventive measures against this planetary disease.

Speaking at the usual press conference on updating the data on the pandemic, Franco Mufinda informed that 25 tonnes of different materials have also arrived in the country, coming from South Africa. In this regard, he referred to overalls, thermometres and expendable materials, at a time when the country adds four days without new positive cases of the new coronavirus, remaining with 19 confirmed cases.

According to the secretary of state, this week another 70 tonnes of the same materials from South Africa are expected to arrive in the country. On the occasion, he recalled that as of April 13th, the process of training 1,500 Angolan non-intensive care doctors, facilitated by Cuban specialists, begins this Monday at the Multiperfil clinic, in Luanda. Last Saturday, Angola received 30 tonnes of medicines from Cuba, to be used in the treatment of Covid-19 victims, in addition to the brigade of more than 200 physicians from that Caribbean country. On this day, materials coming from South Africa were also received. In fact, the country continues to have 19 confirmed positive cases, of which 13 are active (positive) cases, four recovered and two deaths. So far, 1,166 samples have been processed, with 12 others being analyzed.

The Ministry of Health continues to monitor 619 people who had contact with the 19 positive cases. As for calls at the Integrated Public Security Centre (CISP), seventeen complaints were registered in the last 24 hours, one of which was a "false alarm".

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