Quarantine center opens in Luvo commune

Mbanza Kongo – A quarantine center to host possible positive cases of coronavirus was created earlier this week in the border commune of Luvo, 60 kilometers north of Mbanza Kongo, in northern province of Zaire.

With a capacity to accommodate 25 patients, the Luvo quarantine center was built about five years ago following the emergence of the first Ebola outbreak that hit the neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

It is the third quarantine center created in Angola. The first two are located in Barra do Kwanza and in Calumbo (Luanda).

The creation of Luvo quarantine center results from the preventive measures set by the local health authorities to face the eventual spread of this disease to Angola, at a time when the DRC confirmed, on Tuesday, the first positive case of coronavirus, according to the provincial supervisor of Health promotion, Andrade Kianzuaku.

In addition to the DRC, Egypt, Algeria, Cameroon, Morocco, Nigeria, Senegal, South Africa, Togo and Tunisia have also reported cases of coronavirus in Africa.

China, the center of the coronavirus, has a record of 80, 754 affected and the number of deaths rose to 3, 136.

Worldwide, the epidemic, which started in Wuhan city (China) last December, has already infected more than 100,000 people and killed more than 3,000, including a death in Africa (Egypt).

Source: Angola Press News Agency