Cape Verde’s Ministry of Health and Social Security confirmed on Thursday nine new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the capital city of Praia, bringing the total number of infections in Cape Verde to 82.

The confirmed cases include 52 on the island of Boa Vista, 28 in Praia, one in the municipality of Tarrafal and one on the island of Sao Vicente.

Among the confirmed cases, there was a death, a 62-year-old British citizen who was on vacation on the island of Boa Vista, and a cured patient.

This Thursday, 33 Cuban doctors and nurses arrived in Praia to help the archipelago to fight against this pandemic.

On Monday, Cape Verde received an emergency humanitarian donation from Chinese government to help prevent and control the novel coronavirus in the archipelago.

The donation from Chinese government was received by the Cape Verde’s Minister of Health Arlindo do Rosario who highlighted the contribution of the Chinese government to minimize the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic in the country.

This week, Cape Verde will also receive a second donation of medical equipments and materials from the Jack Ma and Alibaba foundations.

In order to contain the spread of COVID-19 in the archipelago, the Cape Verdean Parliament has authorized the President of the Republic to extend the state of emergency until May 2 for the islands where COVID-19 cases have been reported, and till April 26 for the other islands. Enditem

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