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Tue, 04 Aug 2020 09:19 - Updated Tue, 04 Aug 2020 15:15

Covid-19: Bie tracks down positive contacts

Cuito - Provincial Commission for Fight against Covid-19 in central Bie province Monday worked on tracking down the contacts of the first positive case in Capeio village, municipality of Cunhinga.

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Testing for CoVID-19

Photo: Pedro Parente

A lockdown has been imposed in Capeio village, 30 kilometers from the capital of the province, Cuito.


The move is intended to evaluating the situation and the most appropriate measures to deal with the covid-19 in the region.

One person has been diagnosed positive for Covid-19 and is receiving mediucal assistance, according to the commission's spokesman, doctor João Campos.

Hundred people are observing institutional and home quarantine, whose samples were collected on Sunday and sent to Luanda.


With the Saturday’s case, Bié became the eleventh province to record positive cases of Covid-19 in the country.

Angola has an accumulation of 1,199 positive cases, 55 deaths, 461 recovered and 684 active.

Of this number, 18 are in serious condition, 12 are critical and 23  moderate.

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