COVID-19 pandemic in Angola

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COVID-19 pandemic in Angola
DiseaseCOVID-19
Virus strainSARS-CoV-2
LocationAngola
First outbreakWuhan, Hubei, China
Index caseLuanda
Arrival date21 March 2020
(4 months and 1 day)
Confirmed cases45 (as of 13 May)[1]
Recovered14 (as of 13 May)[2]
Deaths
2 (as of 13 May)[2]

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.[3] 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.[4]

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.[5][6]

On 29 March, the first two coronavirus-related deaths were recorded, while the total number of confirmed cases rose to seven.[7]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Coronavirus in Africa Tracker: How many covid-19 cases & where?". africanarguments.org. 2 May 2020. Retrieved 14 May 2020.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Coronavirus in Africa tracker". bbc.co.uk. Retrieved 14 May 2020.
  3. Oliveira, Yokani (19 March 2020). "Angola closes borders for 15 days". The Namibian.
  4. "Sonangol official one of two Covid-19 cases in Angola – report | Upstream Online". Upstream Online | Latest oil and gas news. Retrieved 2020-03-24.
  5. "Angola reports first two confirmed COVID-19 cases". China.org.cn. Xinhua. 21 March 2020. Retrieved 21 March 2020.
  6. "Angola, Eritrea, Uganda confirm first cases as coronavirus spreads in Africa". Reuters. 2020-03-21. Retrieved 2020-03-24.
  7. Line, Platina (2020-03-29). "Covid-19 faz as primeiras duas vitimas em Angola". PlatinaLine (in Portuguese). Retrieved 2020-03-29.