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Wed, 04 Mar 2020 17:35 - Updated Wed, 04 Mar 2020 17:34

COVID-19 prevention centers reactivated

Uíge - Three border epidemic isolation centers in the municipalities of Maquela do Zombo, Kimbele and Milunga (province of Uíge,), which border the Democratic Republic of Congo, were reactivated at the end of December 2019 to prevent the eventual emergence of cases of coronavirus in the province.

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This information was released Wednesday, March 04 in northern Uíge province, by the head of the Department of Public Health, Ntima Eduardo.

The centers have health technicians equipped with safety materials, such as gloves, disposable tissues, masks and other equipment for non-contamination.

He explained that the teams are coordinated by the governor of the province of Uíge, Pinda Simão, assisted by the director of the provincial health office, Madalena Diogo, directors and heads of public health departments, provincial health supervisors and other ministries.

According to Ntima Eduardo, the center on the border of Maquela do Zombo has 15 beds, Kimbele 13, Milunga 12 and that of the provincial headquarters of Uíge 30.

In order to guarantee the functioning of the centers, 120 technicians and other employees received two months of training, focusing on epidemiological surveillance and public health.

In addition to training, the health sector is conducting awareness and prevention campaigns in churches, schools and other population centers.

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