Luanda - The National Multisectoral Commission for Combating and Preventing Covid-19 expressed concern on Friday about the population's relaxation in complying with biosafety measures.

The Secretary of State for Public Health, Franco Mufinda, who spoke at the Covid-19 data update session, pointed out the negative behavior of citizens as the factor in the increase in the number of positive cases and deaths in the last two weeks.

“For two weeks now, we have been seeing an increase in the number of cases in groups that were considered less exposed and even protected. Children and young people to be affected by Covid-19 ”, said the official.

Franco Mufinda also highlighted the record of many outbreaks, especially in Luanda, caused, for the most part, by new variants of the pandemic.

“The South African and English variants have a high capacity for transmission and mortality. Daily, they are whole families and companies with significant numbers of contaminated, compared to the sad month of November 2020 ”, he said.

According to Franco Mufinda, respect for observing collective and individual biosafety measures must be taken into high consideration.

“The measures are collective and individual”, he reinforced.

Health authorities announced the registration of 171 new cases, three deaths and 28 recovered patients, in the last 24 hours.

Of these, 156 cases were diagnosed in Luanda, 6 in Benguela, 4 in Namibe, 3 in Cabinda and 2 in Lunda Sul.

The overall picture shows 24,122 cases, with 560 deaths, 22,203 recovered and 1,359 active. Of the assets, 3 are in critical condition, 14 severe, 59 moderate, 42 mild and 1,241 asymptomatic.


Secretary of State for Public Health, Franco Mufinda (Archive)