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2020 coronavirus pandemic in Angola

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2020 coronavirus pandemic in Angola
DiseaseCOVID-19
Virus strainSARS-CoV-2
LocationAngola
First outbreakPortugal[1][2]
Index caseLuanda
Arrival date21 March 2020
(1 week and 5 days)
Confirmed cases8[3]
Recovered1
Deaths
2

The 2019–20 coronavirus pandemic spread to Angola started in late March 2020, with its first two cases confirmed on 21 March.

Timeline

  • On 19 March, a WhatsApp audio about an alleged case went viral, which was later denied.[4]
  • Effective from 20 March, all Angolan borders were closed for 15 days.[5] President João Lourenço banned all arrivals at airports and stopped passenger vessels docking at Angolan ports for 15 days. All these bans will last until 4 April.[6]
  • On 21 March, the Ministry of Health confirmed the first two positive COVID-19 cases. The two cases had returned from Portugal.[7][8] The first case was a Sonangol employee who flew from Lisbon to Luanda. The second case had flown in from Porto and was also under observation in Luanda.[9]
  • All schools in Angola closed on 24 March.[10]
  • On 29 March, the first two coronavirus-related deaths were recorded, while the total number of confirmed cases rose to seven. [11]
  • On 30 March, was recorded the first recovered from Covid 2019 case. [12]

References

  1. ^ "Angola, Eritrea, Uganda confirm first cases as coronavirus spreads in Africa". Reuters. 21 March 2020.
  2. ^ http://www.china.org.cn/world/Off_the_Wire/2020-03/21/content_75842926.htm
  3. ^ "Coronavirus Update (Live): 664,731 Cases and 30,892 Deaths from COVID-19 Virus Outbreak - Worldometer". www.worldometers.info. Retrieved 1 April 2020.
  4. ^ "Angola: COVID-19 - Report On Alleged Positive Case Denied in Benguela". allAfrica. 19 March 2020. Retrieved 19 March 2020.
  5. ^ Oliveira, Yokani (19 March 2020). "Angola closes borders for 15 days". The Namibian.
  6. ^ "Sonangol official one of two Covid-19 cases in Angola - report | Upstream Online". Upstream Online | Latest oil and gas news. Retrieved 24 March 2020.
  7. ^ "Angola reports first two confirmed COVID-19 cases". China.org.cn. Xinhua. 21 March 2020. Retrieved 21 March 2020.
  8. ^ "Angola, Eritrea, Uganda confirm first cases as coronavirus spreads in Africa". Reuters. 21 March 2020. Retrieved 24 March 2020.
  9. ^ "Sonangol official one of two Covid-19 cases in Angola - report | Upstream Online". Upstream Online | Latest oil and gas news. Retrieved 24 March 2020.
  10. ^ "Sonangol official one of two Covid-19 cases in Angola - report | Upstream Online". Upstream Online | Latest oil and gas news. Retrieved 24 March 2020.
  11. ^ Line, Platina (29 March 2020). "Covid-19 faz as primeiras duas vitimas em Angola". PlatinaLine (in Portuguese). Retrieved 29 March 2020.
  12. ^ Line, Platina (30 March 2020). "Angola regista primeiro caso recuperado de COVID 19". PlatinaLine (in Portuguese). Retrieved 30 March 2020.
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