|COVID-19 pandemic in Angola|
|First outbreak||Wuhan, Hubei, China|
|Arrival date||21 March 2020|
(3 years, 8 months and 1 week)
The COVID-19 pandemic was confirmed to have spread to Angola in late March 2020, with its first two cases confirmed on 21 March.
Response[change | change source]
Beginning in 20 March, all Angolan borders were closed for 15 days. President João Lourenço banned all arrivals at airports and stopped passenger vessels docking at Angolan ports for 15 days. All these bans lasted until 4 April.
Cases[change | change source]
On 29 March, the first two coronavirus-related deaths were recorded, while the total number of confirmed cases rose to seven.
References[change | change source]
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