Luanda — The number of people cured from covid-19 in Angola has risen to five, after one more case of recovery was reported Tuesday evening in Luanda.
The information was released by the secretary of State for Public Health, Franco Mufinda, who said the country is now six running days without a new coronavirus infection.
According to the official, who was speaking at the daily covid-19 update briefing, of the 19 positive cases so far reported in Angola, two have died and 12 are receiving medical treatment.
Angola is observing a second round of a State of Emergency since 11 April, as part of the effort to curb the spread of the deadly coronavirus.
Under the lockdown, people are banned from circulating in streets, including sale of non-essential goods.
In this regard, only people duly authorised by their companies to perform specified basic duties are allowed to circulate.
People in general are only allowed out of their homes for basic needs like purchasing foodstuffs, medicines, water, cooking gas and medical aid.
A schedule has also been put in place for markets to operate on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.
Until now, Angola has reported 19 positive cases of covid-19, of which two died and five got cured. All reported infections are imported.
The country is six running days without reporting a single case of covid-19 infection.