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Covid-19: Minister of Health announces seven new suspected cases

After carrying out the last screening tests at the beginning of the week - all with negative results - Angola is now faced with seven new suspected cases of contraction of the Covid-19 disease, caused by the coronavirus.


In a press conference this Thursday in Luanda, the Minister of Health, Sílvia Lutucuta, said that the new suspects are part of a group made up of Angolans, Portuguese and Americans.

The Health Minister also added that these suspects are under the control of health authorities, having already been tested. The results of the laboratory tests and the confirmation of whether or not the virus was contracted are now awaited.

Angola, without confirmed cases of the disease, is developing actions to raise awareness and reinforce epidemiological surveillance measures at the 32 points of entry throughout the country.

As of Friday, national authorities decreed a ban on air, sea and land travel to and from the country for 15 days, as a precautionary measure against Covid-19.

The new coronavirus, responsible for the Covid-19 pandemic, has infected more than 210,000 people worldwide, of whom more than 8750 have died. Of the infected people, more than 84,000 have recovered from the disease.

China announced on Thursday that it had no new local infections in the past 24 hours, which is the first time since the pandemic began. However, it registered 34 new imported cases.

The outbreak began in China in December and has already spread to 173 countries and territories, which has led the World Health Organization to declare a pandemic situation.


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