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State has already spent 43 billion kwanzas on fighting the covid-19 pandemic

The government has spent 43 billion kwanzas on fighting the new coronavirus, which has already infected 92 Angolans, according to the Report on Activities carried out to Control the Pandemic of covid-19 released this Tuesday.

: Lusa

The value was revealed in the document presented this Tuesday in the National Assembly, by the Minister of State and head of the Security House of the President of the Republic.

Pedro Sebastião said that in addition to this money used for the settlement of various expenses, the Government received donations in material goods, food and monetary values, valued at 4.2 billion kwanzas, 5.5 million dollars and 772.2 thousand euros.

According to the minister, the monetary donations were mostly made by banks and directed to payments made for the purchase of equipment and biosecurity material.

The report indicates that China and Qatar were the largest donors of material goods to the country.

The government stressed that not everything went smoothly, there were also some constraints, notably in the implementation and control of the measures, which were gradually being overcome.

"Innexperience of all actors involved on the behaviour of the virus, insufficient means of transportation, fuel, lubricants, etc., incredulity of the populations to the covid-19 disease, leading to the initial non-observance of the measures of social isolation and use of individual masks", he said.

The difficulties in the supply of electricity within the provinces, as well as the supply of drinking water, together with the breakdown of the cisterns and motor cisterns due to the poor state of the roads, were other difficulties that were also experienced.

The Minister of State and Head of the Security House of the President of the Republic stressed that the covid-19 virus in Angola is limited to the province of Luanda, with the municipality of Talatona having the highest number of cases, "sufficient reason to maintain until now the sanitary fence in this province and determine the sanitary cordons in outbreaks of transmission that occur.

"The behaviour of covid-19 in Angola is mainly characterised by asymptomatic cases, which unfortunately also have the capacity to transmit the disease," he stressed.

The Minister of Health, Sílvia Lutucuta, said on Monday in a press conference that it is necessary to consider the survey of the health fence of Luanda, capital of Angola, because there are still "high risk fences".

"The in-depth investigation continues regarding the cases of contamination, which have arisen, several of high complexity," she said, referring to the Multiperfil Clinic, in Cazenga municipality.

"And not only that, we have to continue to ensure that these conditions - and we are at the epicentre - if we open a case can go to the provinces and we want to leave the other provinces more calm and ensure that the epidemiological situation is ultra and well controlled and by this time we are still at high risk," he stressed.

Angola has 92 cases of covid-19, of which four have died and 38 have recovered.


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