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An epidemiological survey will be conducted in Beira, the better to understand the Covid-19 situation in that part of the country.
The Director General of the National Institute of Health is keen for municipalities to reorganise markets.
Addressing a meeting of the Emergency Operative Committee, the Director-General of the National Institute of Health in Beira announced that the provincial capital of Sofala would be the next city, after Nampula and Pemba, to see a thorough-going sero-epidemiological survey, with the goal of better understanding the situation vis-à-vis Covid-19 in this part of the country.
The source, who did not advance any specific date for the survey, said that the survey carried out in Nampula indicated markets as foci of transmission.
The Emergency Operative Committee urged that the survey cover groups such as health professionals, vendors and drivers, who are exposed to Covid-19 by the nature of their occupation.
Although Sofala province presents relatively low numbers compared to other parts of the country, the Director-General of the National Institute of Health said that the implementation of preventative measures was not optimal, and that there was room for improvement.