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Authorities alert for responsible use of emergency terminal 111

More than 90 per cent of the calls recorded in the last 24 hours by the Integrated Public Security Centre (CISP) on emergency line 111 were invalid, the authorities warned this Thursday, asking citizens for responsibility to avoid "collapse of the system".

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The 111 line, managed by CISP technicians, is the one available in Angola for different emergency situations and public security also for reports of suspected and/or confirmed Covid-19 cases.

In an intervention released this Thursday by the social networks, the head of the Institutional Communication and Press Office of the Ministry of the Interior, Waldemar José, asked for help from the media to raise awareness of the population in the correct use of the terminal.

According to him, in the last 24 hours the CISP received more than 16,600 calls, of which 15,355 were invalid "because they were only to question whether the service was functional for coronavirus emergencies" and only more than 900 were valid.

"What concerns us, in fact, are the invalid calls, which conditions others that remain on hold, so we appeal, once again, the assistance of the media to alert citizens not to make improper use of this terminal," he asked.