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COVID-19: National Director of Health reiterates that S. Vicente is included in the list of regions in the country with local transmission

Praia, Sep 24 (Inforpress) – The national health director reiterated Wednesday that S. Vicente is included in the list of regions in the country with the COVID-19 local transmission and in Cabo Verde there have been 75 more new cases of infection and two deaths.

“São Vicente, as an open island, in wich receives and also sends people to other islands, so it is in the contingency of having cases, just like Santiago”, pointed out Artur Correia.

Urged if the island of Porto Grande is already part of the COVID-19 local transmission regions, he replied in these terms: “When there is a case and there is no direct connection with cases imported directly from the other islands, it is because there is local transmission”.

For the national director of Health, local transmission “is no big deal” and cited examples from other parts of the national territory, such as S. Filipe and Mosteiros, in Fogo, or Santiago, where there is local transmission. “The challenge is we have the ability to detect early, isolate, monitor and prevent the spread of cases, ” he said.

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