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Another 44 cases of covid-19 in the country, including two chinese. Sanitary fence will be set up in China City

The government announced this Monday 44 more cases of covid-19 in the country, including two traders from China City, a mega shopping centre in Luanda where the health fence will be established.

: Lusa

The information was given by the Secretary of State for Public Health, Franco Mufinda, during the daily epidemiological assessment in Luanda.

Among the 44 infected, aged between 16 and 74, 26 are male and 18 female. Two are Chinese and sellers from China City.

"Thus, as a result of the rules in force, a health fence will be established in that commercial area," he said.

The City of China, located in the municipality of Viana, in Luanda, has about 300 stores, leased to Chinese, Angolan, American, Lebanese, Indian and Portuguese businessmen and employs directly and indirectly more than 3 thousand workers.

Angola now has a total of 749 cases, including 29 deaths and 494 assets, 15 of which are in critical condition with invasive mechanical ventilation.

In the last 24 hours, 254 people were also subjected to rapid testing in nine provinces, eight of whom were reactive (had exposure to the virus) and five were isolated because they were in an active phase of the disease (four in Luanda and one in Kwanza Norte).

The covid-19 pandemic has already claimed more than 606,000 lives and infected more than 14.5 million people in 196 countries and territories, according to a report by the French agency AFP.

In Africa, there are 15,082 confirmed deaths in more than 720,000 infected in 54 countries, according to the latest pandemic statistics on that continent.

Among the African countries that have Portuguese as their official language, Equatorial Guinea leads in number of infections and deaths (2350 cases and 51 deaths), despite having revised downwards the cases after several days without updates, followed by Cape Verde (2042 cases and 21 deaths), Guinea-Bissau (1949 cases and 26 deaths), Mozambique (1507 cases and 11 deaths), São Tomé and Príncipe (741 cases and 14 deaths) and Angola (749 infected and 29 deaths).

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