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Two new cases of covid-19 have been registered in the country. Number of infected increases to 142

Angola has registered two new positive cases of covid-19, one of which was a police officer, with an unclear epidemiological link, adding the country to a total of 142 infections, of which six deaths and 64 recovered.


According to the Health Minister, Silvia Lutucuta, the other case is local contamination, related to the Hoji Ya Henda health fence.

With regard to the police case, the minister said, he is a member of the security team of the Centro de Imprensa Aníbal de Melo (CIAM), the reason why this Monday's press conference was held from the Ministry of Health, while the site is being disinfected.

Silvia Lutucuta clarified that this case was detected during the community screening of the team of journalists who have been following the press conferences at the CIAM and supported in the dissemination of information about the pandemic caused by the new coronavirus.

She added that on Tuesday the members of the unit to which this police officer belongs, as well as the journalists who have been following the information at the CIAM, will be screened.

The governor appealed to the calm of the journalistic community, taking into account the preventive measures they have been taking, stressing that despite the negative results it is prudent, having already passed seven days, to do the test again.

"The citizen in question takes turns, so three times a week, has been in an area of little contact, and public health measures are underway to identify contacts," she stressed.

The minister ruled out the possibility of a case of community transmission.

"We can only talk about community circulation when we have more than 100 cases with no epidemiological link, in this particular case we had the result today, our teams are on the ground to make the assessment of the infected and then continue the work with the contacts until we find the source of contamination", she said.

The covid-19 pandemic has already caused more than 433,000 deaths and infected more than 7.9 million people in 196 African countries and territories, according to the balance sheet made by the French agency AFP.

In Africa, there are 6465 confirmed dead and more than 242,000 infected in 54 countries, according to the latest pandemic statistics on the continent.


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