COVID-19 pandemic in Angola

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COVID-19 pandemic in Angola
Virus strainSARS-CoV-2
First outbreakWuhan, Hubei, China
Index caseLuanda
Arrival date21 March 2020
(3 years, 8 months and 1 week)
Confirmed cases105,978[1]
Fatality rate1.83%
  • 16,490,814[1] (total vaccinated)
  • 9,574,047[1] (fully vaccinated)
  • 27,639,026[1] (doses administered)
Government website

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.[2] 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.[3]

Cases[change | change source]

On 21 March, the Ministry of Health confirmed the first two positive COVID-19 cases. The two cases had returned from Portugal.[4][5]

On 29 March, the first two coronavirus-related deaths were recorded, while the total number of confirmed cases rose to seven.[6]

References[change | change source]

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  2. Oliveira, Yokani (19 March 2020). "Angola closes borders for 15 days". The Namibian.
  3. "Sonangol official one of two Covid-19 cases in Angola – report | Upstream Online". Upstream Online | Latest oil and gas news. 23 March 2020. Retrieved 2020-03-24.
  4. "Angola reports first two confirmed COVID-19 cases". Xinhua. 21 March 2020. Retrieved 21 March 2020.
  5. "Angola, Eritrea, Uganda confirm first cases as coronavirus spreads in Africa". Reuters. 2020-03-21. Retrieved 2020-03-24.
  6. Line, Platina (2020-03-29). "Covid-19 faz as primeiras duas vitimas em Angola". PlatinaLine (in European Portuguese). Archived from the original on 2020-04-04. Retrieved 2020-03-29.