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Minister of Health encourages the use of handmade masks

The Minister of Health encouraged the use of handmade masks to protect the contagion from the covid-19 disease, as they are easily accessible, reusable and cheaper.


"We must strive for individual and collective protection", stressed Silvia Lutucuta, at a press conference in Luanda, stressing that covid-19 is an easily transmitted disease.

The official declared it "important to say" that one should not "look only at commercial and industrial masks".

"We can have access to handmade masks", stressed Silvia Lutucuta, adding that guidance on their use and manufacture has already been given through the Ministry of Health.

"We are seeing ladies in the market with these masks and we can also use these masks", said the Health official, pointing out advantages such as the fact that they can be washed and reused several times, in addition to being cheaper.

In epidemiological terms, Angola has 25 confirmed cases of infection with the new coronavirus, with two deaths and six recovered.

The minister stated that the institutional quarantine was "well established", noting that 21 of the 26 positive cases "soon entered this quarantine" and that the transmission chain was controlled, as the other four cases were detected in good time.

"And we managed, in this context, to close the circle," he stressed, adding that Angola remains on permanent alert: "We are not in a green situation, and we are not in the red either, we are in the yellow and we have to maintain epidemiological and laboratory surveillance measures" .


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