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Tue, 28 Jul 2020 11:09 - Updated Tue, 28 Jul 2020 11:09

Covid-19: Government assists 80,000 vulnerable families

Luanda - The Minister of Health, Silvia Lutucuta, Monday in Luanda said that the Angolan government has assisted since the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic, around 80,000 families in a situation of social vulnerability throughout the country.

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Minister of Health, Sílvia Lutucuta

Photo: Pedro Parente

 

Speaking at a press conference to update on the situation of the Covid-19 pandemic in the last 24 hours, the commission's spokesperson said that in relation to the essential foodstuff "there is a deep work" being done, special for the most vulnerable families.

The Government official said that these families are at the centre of the concerns of the Minister of State for Social Affairs, the Ministry of Social Action, Family and Women's Promotion and the Multi-sectoral Commission for Prevention and Fight against Covid-19.

Regarding Luanda, Sílvia Lutucuta specified that the essential foodstuff benefited vulnerable families who had been in sanitary fences decreed as a consequence of Covid-19.

She also spoke of water distribution, whose process, she said, continues to serve the needy population.

In her turn, the governor of Luanda, Joana Lina, reaffirmed the continuation of the programme of free distribution of water to the population.

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