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Screening tests for possible coronavirus case in Angola sent to South Africa

The samples of the exams of the Chinese citizen hospitalized at Clínica Girassol, in Luanda, with suspicion of having contracted coronavirus will be sent this Thursday to South Africa.


The announcement was made by the Ministry of Health, at a press conference. According to the Inspector General of Health, Miguel de Oliveira, the results should be known in the next five days.

Preliminary results of the tests carried out in Angola point to a common flu, however, the authorities await control of South Africa until they definitively dispel the suspicions.

It is recalled that the citizen, of Chinese nationality, arrived in Angola from his country of origin 12 days ago, presenting a suspicion of high fevers and cough. He has been hospitalized since Wednesday at Clínica Girassol, in Luanda.

Meanwhile, the country is preparing to deal with the virus, if necessary. The health authorities trained teams and technical means at the main road points for foreign and national passengers from other parts of the world. Screening is the main form of prevention.

In hospitals, specific conditions and rooms for patients with symptoms associated with the virus were created: high fever, cough and breathing difficulties.

In addition to Luanda, health units in the provinces of Lunda Norte, Cunene and Cuando Cubango are mobilized to assist suspected patients.

At Lunda Norte there are currently 16 public health teams spread across the borders of de Nachiri, Chissanda, Furi 3, Kamaquenzo airport and at the inter-provincial taxi stops.

In Cunene, two teams are at the Santa Clara border post and at 11 de Novembro Airport, in the city of Ondjiva.

It is also anticipated that teams will be placed on the Cunene River bridge, in Xangongo, Ombadja municipality, and at the Ruacana border post. The same scenario is being considered in Cuando Cubango, more specifically at Comandante Kwenha airport and Katuitui border post.


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