2020 coronavirus pandemic in Angola

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

2020 coronavirus pandemic in Angola
DiseaseCOVID-19
Virus strainSARS-CoV-2
LocationAngola
First outbreakPortugal[1][2]
Index caseLuanda
Arrival date21 March 2020
(2 weeks and 2 days)
Confirmed cases14[3]
Recovered2
Deaths
2

TimelineEdit

  • 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]

ReferencesEdit

  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 6 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.