Angola spends over US$900,000 on COVID-19 testing

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Angola has spent 972,400 U.S. dollars to conduct 12,155 tests of COVID-19 since testing began in March, Health Minister Silvia Lutucuta said on Monday.

Each test of COVID-19 cost no less than 80 dollars, without adding the costs of water, electricity, computer equipment and human resources, key elements for testing citizens, the minister said in a media brief.

The minister appealed to citizens to recognize the efforts that have been made by the government to save the lives of Angolans.

Lutucuta said so far the COVID-19 testing laboratories have received an accumulation of 12,155 samples, of which 11,719 are negative, 92 are positive and 344 are being processed.

The country has recorded a total of 92 positive cases of COVID-19 and four deaths. So far, 38 people have recovered. Enditem

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