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Covid-19: Angola received 5000 rapid tests from Portugal

This Wednesday Angola received 5000 rapid diagnostic tests for covid-19 from Portugal that are expected to start being used next week, after being validated by the National Institute for Health Research (INIS).


The announcement was made during the daily assessment of the evolution of the new coronavirus pandemic, by the Secretary of State for Public Health, Franco Mufinda.

Once validated by INIS, the 5000 rapid tests will be used from next week on target groups, that is, people who have had contact with passengers on flights from countries at risk.

The aim is also to extend testing to health professionals and police officers, explained Franco Mufinda.

Angola has not registered new cases of covid-19 in the last seven days, with 19 positive cases identified so far, of which two resulted in death and five have recovered.

There are still 420 people in institutional quarantine and eight were discharged this Wednesday.

So far, 1203 samples have been processed, with another 17 being processed.

Globally, the covid-19 pandemic has already claimed almost 127,000 deaths and infected more than two million people in 193 countries and territories. More than 428,000 patients were considered cured.

In Portugal, 599 people died of the 18,091 registered as infected.


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