Angolan health minister concerned over increase in COVID-19 cases

Source: Xinhua| 2021-09-13 18:20:03|Editor: huaxia
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LUANDA, Sept. 13 (Xinhua) -- Angolan health minister Silvia Lutucuta on Sunday expressed concern over the exponential increase in COVID-19 cases in the country's third pandemic wave.

Lutucuta was speaking to the press in Luanda while receiving the 500,000 doses of Chinese Sinopharm vaccines purchased by the country's government.

As part of the new measures to combat and prevent COVID-19, all professionals in public and private services aged 18 and over must be vaccinated, Lutucuta said.

"People who have been vaccinated may eventually have COVID-19, but with mild manifestations of the symptoms," Lutucuta said.

She added that international travelers, candidates to public tenders and those who travel internally are required to present proof of vaccination.

As of Sunday, Angola had 50,446 confirmed cases, with 1,339 deaths. Enditem