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Sonangol started screening employees as a prevention measure

Sonangol started this Thursday a process of tracing officials at the entrance of the building, as part of the preventive measures to Covid-19, told the agency Lusa source of the institution.


According to Sonangol's Director of Communication and Image, Dionísio Rocha, this is a "merely preventive" action, given the number of employees in the company.

"We have here a building that has approximately 2,000 people, and considering the prophylactic measures that are being taken in the country, we also chose to do here in our building", said the responsible.

The process generated a concentration of employees at the entrance of the company.

"Those basic questions are asked, whether or not you've been out, take the temperature and offer a gel at the entrance, but it's a merely preventive action, no panic", he explained.

Dionísio Rocha stressed that the process will continue in the coming days, within the awareness-raising measures they are taking with the company's employees.

"The process is beginning, we have several professionals in our entrances in order to facilitate the process, of course, as was the first day, people are still getting acquainted, but it is a process that takes less than a minute", stressed the responsible, stressing that there are hours when the number of people is greater.

The Ministry of Health announced that in addition to the two existing quarantine centres, one of which will pass the treatment unit for the eventual appearance of cases, it will create a specific space of this kind for the oil companies operating in the country.

Angola has so far registered three suspected cases of Covid-19, of two Chinese citizens and one Croatian.

On the list of entry restrictions are China, Iran, South Korea and Italy.

In the light of the first confirmed case of coronavirus in the neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), the health authorities have stepped up epidemiological surveillance measures along the borders.

The World Health Organisation (WHO) declared Covid-19 disease a pandemic on Wednesday.

The WHO justifies the declaration of a pandemic with "alarming levels of spread and inaction".


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