Parliament / COVID-19: Minister of Health highlights “tireless work” of professionals at the Virology Laboratory in Praia

Praia, Jul 10 (Inforpress) – The Minister of Health and Social Security, Arlindo do Rosário, highlighted the “tireless work” of the professionals at the Virology Laboratory in Praia when carrying out the tests for the new coronavirus.

In an intervention in the Parliament, this Thursday during the appreciation of the report referring to the measures adopted during the validity of the state of emergency, the ruler recalled that this laboratory was set up a little more than three months ago and it had as valences for testing zika and dengue.

Arlindo do Rosário also referred that the Government had to invest around 10 million escudos to make this “upgrade”, since the laboratory was not prepared for testing the new coronavirus.

The minister also praised the effort and solidarity of the Cabo Verdean Diaspora to help the country in terms of health and social protection, as well as religious confessions and the diplomatic corps.



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