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COVID-19: Ministry of Health channels 164 million escudos to reinforce virology laboratories

Praia, Jul 31 (Inforpress) – The Ministry of Health and Social Security will channel about 164 million escudos to the country’s virology laboratories, a reinforcement measure in terms of equipment, materials and equipment.

According to the publication in the Official Gazette of this Thursday, the precise value of this investment is 164.192.634$00 (one hundred and sixty-four million, one hundred and ninety-two thousand, six hundred and thirty-four escudos), within the scope the contract for the supply of equipment, materials and reagents to the Virology Laboratory of the Ministry of Health and Social Security.

According to the document, taking into account the demand for COVID-19 tests, it is necessary to reinforce the virology laboratories in the country, with equipment, materials, consumption reagents for the respective laboratories and training for users and technicians, if applicable.

The same source also pointed out that since the declaration by the WHO, on 11 March 2020, of the pandemic caused by the COVID-19, the Government has been adopting a set of measures, of an exceptional nature, aiming to control the country’s epidemiological situation, avoiding further contagion.



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