Malanje — At least 23 specimens collected from northern Malanje province residents who arrived recently from abroad were sent to Luanda on Wednesday for covid-19 testing.
The information was released Wednesday in Malanje by the head of the local Health Department, Yolanda Mote.
According to the official, the samples belong to Angolan nationals who travelled in from Russia (03), Ethiopia (02), Botswana (01) and others from US, Portugal, Brazil and Namibia and were tested after observing a home quarantine.
Yolanda Mote said the results of the tests will be announced in four days.
The official appealed to Malanje residents who arrived from abroad on March 11 this year to voluntarily come forward on Friday for testing or face coercive action.
On the other hand, Malanje governor, Norberto dos Santos, showed concern at people resisting covid-19 preventive measures, and appealed for a stronger awareness campaign.
There are currently five people in quarantine in Malanje province, two of whom at home.