1 May 2020 | 19h09 - Updated on 01 May 2020 | 19h09

Luanda - Three more infected patients have been registered in the country over the past 24 hours, the Secretary of State for Public Health, Franco Mufinda, announced on Friday.

These are three cases of local contagion, involving one of the patients from Lisbon (Portugal).

The statistical picture increases to 30 the number of infected and two dead.

Four more recovered patients were also registered, totaling 11 with improvements, and 17 active.

According to the official, who was updating the national epidemiological picture, in the last 24 hours, 481 samples are being processed.

He added that 916 people are in institutional quarantine.

In order to contain the spread of the pandemic of the new coronavirus (Covid-19), Angola has observed, since 00:00 on Sunday (26 April), the third period of the State of Emergency, to be in effect until 23:59 on 10 May, thus fulfilling 45 consecutive days of social isolation.

This is the second extension, of 15 days, of the exceptional regime, this time with a lightening of the measures.

The State of Emergency in Angola was decreed on March 25 by the President of the Republic, João Lourenço, after a favorable opinion from the National Assembly, and was in force from March 27 to April 10, having been extended to the period from 11 to 25 of the month chain.

In the context of the extension, between restrictions and openings, the circulation and permanence of people on the public road is no longer prohibited, and the use of masks is now mandatory for everyone who goes to the street or remains in public spaces.

Among the impositions, in these new 15 days of sanitary fence, there remains the obligation for workers assigned to provide essential services, in the public and private sector, to be accompanied by statements and service passes.