Angola: COVID-19 – Government Meets With Truck Operators


Luanda — The Ministry of Health, Ministry of Transports and the governor of Luanda, respectively Sílvia Lutucuta, Ricardo de Abreu and Joana Lima, were gathered last Monday with truck operators that intend to carry out Covid-19 tests.

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Government meets with truck operators

During the meeting, that took place at the Luanda Health Technicians Training School, minister Sílvia Lutucuta said that the transporters of essential goods and products must be definitely tested.

“From the public health point of view, whoever is moving out of Luanda must be tested, so they can safely travel and avoid transmitting the disease to others” said the minister.

Sílvia Lutucuta stressed cooperation and organization in order to provide better services from the health authorities and guaranteed that the negative result is valid for 7 days after the test.

Available data indicate that, so far, 3 574 drivers were tested and about 100 of them are currently on treatment centres.

The meeting served truck drivers to clarify a few concerns they had.

With the new infectins, the country has registered 749 positive cases, with 29 deaths, 221 recovered and 499 active (15 in critical condition).

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