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Covid-19: Almost 150 Angolans who arrived from Cuba in institutional quarantine

The Secretary of State for Public Health, Franco Mufinda, announced that the 147 Angolans who arrived this Tuesday in Luanda from Cuba have already been sent to institutional quarantine.


The humanitarian flight that transported Angolans who were undergoing medical treatment in Cuba was announced on Saturday by the Minister of Health, Sílvia Lutucuta.

"Today, 147 people arrived from Cuba," said the Secretary of State, adding that they were housed in quarantine sites and will complete 14 days of isolation.

Franco Mufinda also indicated that pre-tests were carried out on the passengers, who will be accompanied and subjected to testing upon leaving the quarantine "to be sure" of a safe return to the community.

The official indicated that 579 people are currently in institutional quarantine and seven people are being followed up, who were in contact with the five new cases announced on Saturday and who raised to 24 the total number of infections by the new coranavirus in the country.

As for Cuban health professionals, who arrived last week to support the government in combating the covid-19 pandemic, 181 tests have already been carried out, all negative, with about 60 missing, he said.

So far, 1462 samples have been processed and another 54 are being processed.

Globally, the covid-19 pandemic has already killed more than 165,000 people and infected nearly 2.5 million people in 193 countries and territories. More than 537,000 patients were considered cured.


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