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Sat, 16 May 2020 13:08 - Updated Sat, 16 May 2020 13:08

Covid-19: Reinforcement of measures against respiratory diseases defended

Cuito - The head of the provincial office of health, João Cacuangula, appealed last Friday, in Cuito City, capital of Bié, for the use of warm clothing and the reinforcement of measures to prevent covid-19, during the dry/cold season.

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Speaking to ANGOP, the official called on families to use warm clothing to be protected against the upcoming cold season, as well as the facial masks.

João Campos Cacungula said that the use of warm clothing and hand washing with frequency will contribute to the prevention against diseases such as pneumonia, asthma, flu, bronchitis and conjunctivitis.

He considered it extremely important that all municipalities reinforce the measures against Covid-19 during the cold season as the virus might suffer a mutation in such period.

He also assured that the brigades to promote awareness campaign on the communities have already been crated, aiming to reduce the appearance of new breathing diseases caused by the cold weather and dust, mainly to avoid infant death, which is more frequent in this season.

The province already has already upgraded the knowledge of 65 health professionals, besides the over a thousand red cross agents (CVA) that have been helping the government in raising awareness against the pandemic in the communities.

About forty seven citizens are in quarantine, being 15 at home and 32 in institutional confinement.

The province has about two million inhabitants spread over nine municipalities, the chief one being Cuito.

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