The Italian Ambassador to DRC pledges material support to Kinshasa City Hall


Kinshasa, July 28th, 2022 (CPA) – The Italian Ambassador accredited to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Alberto Petrangeli, promised on Tuesday to support Kinshasa City Hall with materials consisting of equipment and public service management tools, during an audience granted to him by the governor of Kinshasa city, Gentiny Ngobila Mbaka. The Italian diplomat also promised to bring the Italian experience in terms of dematerialization of the public service, as it works in some major cities in his country.

Several other points were addressed by the two personalities, including the possibilities of cooperation between Kinshasa city and Italian cities in the areas of waste and traffic management as well as public transport management. Ambassador Alberto Petrangeli replaces Luca Attanasio, assassinated in February 2021 in Rutshuru territory, Nord Kivu. Before being assigned to DRC, he was stationed in Albania.

Ten new cases of Covid-19 notified on Monday in DRC

Kinshasa, July 28th, 2022 (CPA) – Ten new confirmed cases of Covid-19 were notified on Monday in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), out of 675 samples tested, including 3 in Kinshasa, 3 in Nord Kivu, 2 in Kongo Central, 1 in Haut-Uele and 1 in Lualaba, reports the daily bulletin of the technical secretariat of the multisectoral committee for the response to Covid-19 received by CPA on Wednesday. Since the declaration of the epidemic on March 10th, 2020, the cumulative number of cases is 92,359, including 92,357 laboratory-confirmed cases and 2 probable cases.

In total, there have so far been 83,141 people cured and 1,356 deaths. The source also indicates that vaccination coverage has reached 6.4% of the estimated target population of 53.9 million people in DRC Congo.

The Covid-19 test is free in DRC, except for unvaccinated travelers who will have to pay 30 US dollars. All twenty-six provinces of DRC are affected by this epidemic as follows: Kinshasa (49,415 cases); Nord Kivu (10,456 cases); Haut-Katanga (6,728 cases); Kongo Central (5,945 cases); Lualaba (5,644 cases); Sud Kivu (3,964 cases); Haut-Uele (1,598 cases); Tshopo (1,581 cases); Ituri (1,397 cases); Kasai Oriental (957 cases); Sud Ubangi (898 cases); Equateur (606 cases); Kasai Central (553 cases); Kasai (484 cases); Maniema (354 cases); Lomami (341 cases); Nord Ubangi (287 cases); Kwilu (220 cases); Mongala (207 cases); Tshuapa (154 cases); Mai-Ndombe (129 cases); Kwango (119 cases); Bas-Uele (102 cases); Haut-Lomami (91 cases); Tanganyika (62 cases); Sankuru (58 cases).