04 May 2020 | 7:16 pm 

Luanda - Angola without new cases of contamination by covid-19, in the last 48 hours, informed today (Monday) the Secretary of State for Public Health, Franco Mufinda.

According to Franco Mufinda, who spoke at the usual update point of covid-19 in Angola, the statistics of cases remain at 35 positive, with two deaths, 11 recovered and 22 active and stable

In terms of samples, he pointed out, the national laboratory processed 3 thousand 958, 35 of which were positive, 3 thousand 79 negative and 853 in processing.

In the institutional quarantine, he said, Angola controls 944 people and 413 suspects.

The secretary of state also informed that the members of the Interministerial Commission to Combat Covid, in a group of 140, which include ministers of state, ministers and secretaries of state, were appointed on the pandemic and the results are negative.

In order to contain the spread of the pandemic, Angola observes, since 00:00 on Sunday (April 26), the third period of the State of Emergency, in force until 23:59 on 10 May, with 45 consecutive days of isolation Social.

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

The State of Emergency 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 current month.

In the framework 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 all those who go out or expose themselves in public places.

Among the impositions, in these new 15 days of health fence, there remains the obligation for workers assigned to essential services, from the public and private sectors, to be accompanied by declarations and service passes.