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Covid-19: country extends control measures until 10 May

The Presidency announced the extension until 10 May of the control measures in force in the country, maintaining the teaching activities in person and the health fence in the province of Luanda.

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According to a statement from the Civil House of the President of the Republic, the head of state, João Lourenço, signed a new diploma with updated measures to prevent and control the spread of the SARS-CoV-2 virus, responsible for covid-19.

The diploma comes into force at 00:00 on 11 April and extends until 11:59 pm on 10 May.

"The diploma establishes that face-to-face teaching activities are maintained in public and private educational establishments, at all levels of education, including the measure of educational institutions from foreign States and international schools operating in Angola," the document says. , which adds that the sanitary fence remains in the province of Luanda.

According to the statement, the diploma also states that "the immunization of professionals in the health and education sector, as well as defense and security forces and other professionals appointed by health authorities by vaccine, is especially recommended".

Angola has 23,242 infections, 549 deaths and 21,589 recovered since the beginning of the pandemic.

According to the latest data from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention of the African Union (Africa CDC), the number of infected people on the continent since the beginning of the pandemic is 4,317,900 and the number of deaths 114,926.