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Tue, 06 Oct 2020 09:01 - Updated Tue, 06 Oct 2020 09:01

Minister defends Universities-health sector contacts

Luanda - Angolan minister of Higher Education, Science, Technology and Innovation Maria do Rosário Bragança has defended the need for contacts between the university institutions and the local health units to ensure a better response in cases of suspected covid-19 cases.

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The minister was speaking to the press at the end of a visit to organic units of the Universities Agostinho Neto, Gregório Semedo and Higher Social Security institute, ahead of school reopening plan.

After assessing the biosafety conditions for combat covid-19, the official said that in view of the pressure, the visits by local health entities will allow university managers to deal with suspicious cases and tracing the possible contacts in a timely manner.

Maria do Rosário Bragança visited the Faculty of Engineering of Agostinho Neto University, the Higher Institute of Social Services (ISSS) and the Gregório Semedo University.

As for the conditions found, the minister considered it acceptable for the cautious restart of classes, after six month suspension since the country detected the first two positive cases on 21 March.

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