Filter for Angola Government Actions to Stop the Spread of Coronavirus

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2020-07-25 Out Social distancing: Changes in prison-related policies
The Government stipulates that visits to Class A jails begins 25 July.
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2020-07-15 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
The health sector’s budget registered an increase of 2.4%, despite the downtrend revision of the General State Budget (OGE) of 2020, by 15.7%, due to the impact of the covid-19 pandemic.
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2020-07-13 Out Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
Angolan government is to reopen museums, libraries, media libraries, cinemas, theatres, monuments and similar establishments on July 13.
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2020-07-13 In Social distancing: Schools closure 
Angola’s Ministry of Education (MED) reduced the 2020 academic year to two quarters, with classes to resume on 13 July in the Second Cycle of secondary education.
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2020-07-09 Out Social distancing: Changes in prison-related policies
The Government stipulates that visits to Class B jails begin on 9 July
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2020-07-09 In Social distancing: Limit public gatherings
As for home gatherings, he said should be restricted to 15 people, while on public it can only be done with a maximum of 10 people. The violation will also be considered a crime of disobedience.
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2020-07-09 In Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
Under the new decisions, the sale and consumption of alcoholic beverages is banned on the public.
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2020-07-09 In Social distancing: Limit public gatherings
Religious activities are still suspended, while funeral ceremonies are restricted to 10 participants for deaths due to "extra-covid-19" (normal deaths) and 5 people for funerals of deceased with the new coronavirus.
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2020-07-09 Out Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
Public transport, on the other hand, will be restricted to 50% and operating from 5:00 am to 6:00 pm.
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2020-07-09 In Public health measures: Requirement to wear protective gear in public
Wearing face masks in public will be compulsory in Angola as from Thursday (July 09)
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2020-07-09 Out Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
Reduction of the Public Service workforce to 50%, operating from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm
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2020-07-09 In Public health measures: Mass population testing
The Ministry of Health (MINSA) and the Provincial Government of Luanda (GPL) started last Wednesday a massive testing campaign in the Catinton area, at an informal market located in the urban district of Maianga, Luanda Municipality, as part of the combat actions and Covid-19.
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2020-07-09 Out Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
restaurants and other facilities will operate from 8 am to 4 pm, with a capacity of up to 50%. Take way service runs until 10 pm.
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2020-07-09 Out Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
Timetable for Commercial outlets (including canteens), goes from 7:00 am to 4:00 pm and with a reduction of the workforce to 50% (including customers inside. Violation carries between 100, 000 and 250,000 Kwanzas fines.
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2020-07-09 In Lockdown: Partial lockdown
continued cordon sanitaire for the country’s capital Luanda and the northern Cuanza Norte province’s Cazengo municipality, from 09 July to 09 August this year due to COVID-19 pandemic. According to Adão de Almeida, the breach of the cordon sanitaire carries a fine ranging from 100,000 to 250,000 Kwanzas, with the offender placed in Institutional Quarantine, and obliged to share in the costs of testing the covid-19 to which he is subjected to.
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2020-07-09 In Public health measures: Requirement to wear protective gear in public
Mandatory use of a face mask on public, with fines ranging from Akz 5,000 to 10,000 (in case of non-compliance with the rule).
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2020-07-09 Out Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
Markets and street vending are allowed from 6:00 am to 3:00 pm on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. Violation carries a fine ranging from 5,000 to 10,000 kwanzas. The measure covers the buyers, who purchase goods outside the facilities.
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2020-07-03 In Social distancing: Changes in prison-related policies
all citizens under pre-trial detention placed in 14 days institutional quarantine
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2020-07-03 In Social distancing: Changes in prison-related policies
Preventive measures in prisons reinforced
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2020-07-03 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
Angola gets 700 ventilators
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2020-06-30 In Movement restrictions: Surveillance and monitoring
GAO analyzes country responses to the socio-economic impacts of the pandemic
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2020-06-30 In Socio-economic measures: Humanitarian exemptions
Luanda International airport is expected to reopen on June 30 only for humanitarian and repatriation flights of people leaving and returning to Angola, with exceptional biosecurity rules for passengers being observed, said Thursday the Health minister, Silvia Lutucuta.
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2020-06-28 In Movement restrictions: Visa restrictions
The Angolan government has extended the validity of documents relating to the stay of foreign nationals in the country until 31 August this year.
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2020-06-27 In Movement restrictions: International flights suspension
regular international commercial flights to and from Angola will remain suspended for indefinite period.
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2020-06-27 Out Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
As of 27 June, official training and sports activities and unofficial collective sports practice will resume, and the presence of spectators in these places will have to be defined by law, in accordance with the Presidential Decree.
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2020-06-24 Out Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
The Government stipulates that visits to hospitals will be allowed from 24 June
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2020-06-24 Out Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
Churches reopen on June 24 with a maximum capacity of 50 percent of the place of worship , when in a closed place, with a maximum limit of 150 people.
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2020-06-24 Out Social distancing: Changes in prison-related policies
The Government stipulates that visits to Class C prisons will be allowed from 24 June
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2020-06-22 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
At least 2,500 cloth masks have been distributed by UNHCR to the communities around the Lóvua refugee camp in eastern Lunda Norte province with aim to prevent and combat the spread of covid-19.
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2020-06-22 In Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
Luanda and Cuanza Norte churches to remain closed
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2020-06-20 Out Lockdown: Partial lockdown
Hoji-Ya-Henda lockdown lifted
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2020-06-20 Out Lockdown: Partial lockdown
Clínica Multiperfil hospital lockdown lifted
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2020-06-18 In Public health measures: Awareness campaigns
programs on climate resilience and Covid-19 broadcast on Rádio Cunene broadcasting , in the languages ??Ochivambo and Nhaneca-Humbe.
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2020-06-15 In Public health measures: Awareness campaigns
Farmer Field Schools training session on how to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
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2020-06-15 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
In Angola, Farmer Field Schools are also training farmers on how to produce handmade soap to both meet the new local demand because of the virus and to provide a new income source.
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2020-06-14 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
At least 3,020 beds of the planed 5000 to accommodate the intensive care patients have already arrived in the country.
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2020-06-14 In Lockdown: Partial lockdown
Multiperfil Clinic remains under sanitary cordon
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2020-06-14 In Socio-economic measures: Emergency administrative structures activated or established
Public quarantine centres get differentiated State attention
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2020-06-13 Out Social distancing: Limit public gatherings
Recreational, cultural and leisure activities on public roads or in public spaces will operate in three phases, with museums, theatres, monuments and similar establishments starting on June 13.
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2020-06-10 Out Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
CFM trains resume service on June 10
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2020-06-10 Out Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
Benguela Railway (CFB) resumed on Wednesday the circulation of Benguela and Lobito train with 50 percent reduction of the capacity in the context of the State of Calamity due to the covid-19.
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2020-06-10 In Lockdown: Partial lockdown
Luanda remains under sanitary fence for another 15 days
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2020-06-09 In Movement restrictions: Surveillance and monitoring
The National Assembly will review on Tuesday the impact of the State of Emergency that was in force in Angola from 27 March to 25 May this year.
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2020-06-09 In Public health measures: Other public health measures enforced
Health Technicians forbidden of working in two different units
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2020-06-08 Out Social distancing: Limit public gatherings
From June 8, they will be open until 10:30 p.m. and must comply with the criterion of reducing the maximum capacity of the establishment, in order to ensure the recommended physical distancing between people on the premises.
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2020-06-08 Out Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
From June 8th, all other civil construction works will be authorized.
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2020-06-04 In Movement restrictions: Surveillance and monitoring
Angola redoubles border surveillance with DRC over Ebola
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2020-06-03 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
BPC transfers 80% of bad loans to Recredit
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2020-06-03 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
President announces health facilities to handle epidemics
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2020-06-01 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
33 more tons of biosafety materials arrive in Luanda
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2020-05-29 Out Movement restrictions: Domestic travel restrictions
Sanitary fence in Futungo ends today
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2020-05-26 In Socio-economic measures: State of emergency declared
Angola adopts Public Calamity Situation
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2020-05-26 In Lockdown: Partial lockdown
Luanda remains under sanitary fence to June 9
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2020-05-26 In Movement restrictions: Domestic travel restrictions
The province of Luanda will observe a special health fence in the period from 26 May until 23h59 on June 9.
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2020-05-26 Out Social distancing: Limit public gatherings
Also from 26 May, the vocational training centres will be reopened, allowing the practice of individual sport and leisure in open space. Industrial, agricultural and fishing activities, and urgent, strategic and priority public works will also begin.
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2020-05-26 Out Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
According to the new Presidential Decree, public and private institutions will continue to operate, in a first phase, with 50 percent of the workforce, until 29 June.
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2020-05-26 Out Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
Another new element in the Public Calamity Situation is the full reopening of all public and private health units that have been operating only with essential services since the entry into force of the State of Emergency in March.
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2020-05-26 Out Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
Commercial establishments will also be able to work to the full, and must ensure a specific safety plan for covid-19 and display the maximum capacity of people within the establishment in a visible document for the public.
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2020-05-26 Out Public health measures: Other public health measures enforced
Under the same condition are the hotel and similar establishments, through compliance with various measures, such as the obligation to control temperature at the entrance and the use of masks in the access and concentration areas of people.
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2020-05-26 In Public health measures: Other public health measures enforced
In general terms, under the new measures, the institutions will have to comply strictly with the regular hygiene of surfaces, the provision of hygiene solutions of hands at entrance and placing sanitizing points on the premises.
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2020-05-26 In Socio-economic measures: Emergency administrative structures activated or established
Public Calamity Situation already in force. After 60 days of social confinement under the Presidential Decree on the State of Emergency, Angola is observing, as of Tuesday, a Public Calamity Situation, with new rules to overcome the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.
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2020-05-26 Out Movement restrictions: Curfews
reopening of restaurants and similar establishments on 26 May, working initially from Monday to Friday, between 06h00 and 15h00.
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2020-05-26 Out Social distancing: Limit public gatherings
The companies, the legal instrument determines, will increase to 75 per cent of the workforce in the period from 29 June to 13 July, the time foreseen for the general return of workers.
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2020-05-26 In Social distancing: Schools closure 
The resumption of pre-school education is subject to their own regulations, with the conditions for maintaining physical distance, at the entrance and inside the school building, waste management in accordance with biosecurity rules.
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2020-05-23 In Movement restrictions: Surveillance and monitoring
Planning minister defends economic relief beneficiaries monitoring
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2020-05-23 In Public health measures: General recommendations
Industry Minister discourages dismissal of employees
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2020-05-23 In Public health measures: Awareness campaigns
BNA seeks covid-19 impact data on small, medium companies
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2020-05-22 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
Angola receives 25 tonnes of bio-safety material
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2020-05-22 In Socio-economic measures: Emergency administrative structures activated or established
Parliament passes Civil Protection Law
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2020-05-21 In Socio-economic measures: Emergency administrative structures activated or established
The Civil Protection and Comprehensive Disaster Risk Management Law was generally approved with 139 votes in favour, none against and 63 abstentions.
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2020-05-21 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Parliament passes tax package on global basis
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2020-05-20 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Minister presses for profit-making, operational companies
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2020-05-20 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
Retired nurses reinforce Lunda Norte’s health facilities
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2020-05-20 Out Lockdown: Partial lockdown
The sanitary fence imposed to the residents of the Cassenda neighborhood, urban district of Maianga in Luanda province since 06 May due to covid-19 is to be lifted this Wednesday, announced the State Secretary for Public Health Franco Mufinda.
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2020-05-18 In Movement restrictions: Surveillance and monitoring
National Police announce plans to increase border force officers
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2020-05-15 In Public health measures: Awareness campaigns
The Government wishes the Angolans to show unity, integrity and discipline in their commitment to fight against the coronavirus pandemics.
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2020-05-15 In Movement restrictions: Surveillance and monitoring
Lunda Norte: National Police ready to keep public order
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2020-05-14 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Lunda Sul Governor encourages farmers to increase production
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2020-05-14 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Cacuaco administration hands out free meals
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2020-05-13 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
U.S provides $3.5m financial aid to Angola
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2020-05-13 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
The improvement of the living conditions of vulnerable people who are confined to the Temporary Reception Centres (CPA), as well as the continuation of awareness raising activities are some of the actions to be carried out by the Ministry of Social Action, Family and Women’s Promotion for the post-covid19 period.
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2020-05-13 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
Alassola factory to produce 500k masks/month
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2020-05-12 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
the Minister of State and Head of Civil Affairs Office to the President of Republic, Adão de Almeida, clarified Sunday that no employer (public or private) should opt for dismissal or suspension of contracts while the EE is in force
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2020-05-12 Out Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
increase on the days of operation of informal markets, which will be from Tuesday to Saturday from 6:00 am to 1:00 pm. from May 11 marketplaces and street vendors will be free to operate from Tuesday to Saturday from 06am to 01pm, against the previous period of Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays from 6am to midday.
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2020-05-11 Out Movement restrictions: Domestic travel restrictions
the movement of people between provinces is continued to be allowed, with the exception of Luanda. leisure travel is still banned
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2020-05-11 In Social distancing: Schools closure 
school establishments will remain closed
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2020-05-11 In Social distancing: Limit public gatherings
collective religious services still not allowed
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2020-05-11 In Public health measures: Requirement to wear protective gear in public
the use of masks in commercial establishments will become compulsory
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2020-05-11 In Public health measures: Isolation and quarantine policies
mandatory quarantine should continue (institutional and home), the same regarding to the mandatory testing of people in institutional quarantine.
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2020-05-11 In Socio-economic measures: State of emergency declared
SOE extended another 15 days. The Parliament unanimously approved (193 votes), this Friday, the request of the President of the Republic for the extension of the State of Emergency in the country, for another 15 days, due to the covid-19 pandemic.The new State of Emergency period should run from 00:00 on the 11th until 23:59 on the 25th of May, with the inclusion of moderate economic activities.
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2020-05-11 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
lay-offs prohibited.
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2020-05-11 Out Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Maids are also allowed back to their employments from 6am to 03pm, wearing face masks and disinfectants provided by the employer.
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2020-05-11 Out Social distancing: Limit public gatherings
individual sports will be allowed from 6am to 7:30 am and from 05pm to 07pm from Monday to Friday , and Saturdays from 05am to 07pm.
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2020-05-11 Out Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
Civil services are allowed to expand their working hours from 08am to 06pm, with 50 percent of staff.
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2020-05-11 In Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
Education institutions, creches, restaurants, bars, media libraries and libraries will remain closed in the coming 15 days
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2020-05-11 In Lockdown: Full lockdown
Luanda province’s Hoji Ya Henda neighborhood has been since Monday under strengthened epidemiological surveillance through the implementation of a cordon sanitaire, due to the five cases of local transmission of covid-19 detected by the health authorities.
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2020-05-11 In Movement restrictions: Surveillance and monitoring
People who dare to shop beyond time established for commercial activity during the state of emergency in force in the country will be charged with breaking the law.
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2020-05-11 In Movement restrictions: Surveillance and monitoring
Churches may face one year ban if violate State of Emergency
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2020-05-11 In Movement restrictions: Surveillance and monitoring
Air transport companies and travel agencies who operate passenger flights in contempt of the state of emergency rules announced by Angolan Government will be fined or get their licence impounded, the Transport Ministry says.
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2020-05-11 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
Angola with three more diagnostic centers
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2020-05-09 In Public health measures: Testing policy
Health personnel told to differentiate respiratory infections from covid-19
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2020-05-08 In Public health measures: Other public health measures enforced
The head of Public Health in the municipality of Cambambe, province of Kwanza Norte, Luzírio Jorge, encouraged citizens to wearing homemade masks, given the scarcity of disposables in pharmacies, to prevent covid-19.
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2020-05-08 In Movement restrictions: Surveillance and monitoring
Luanda authorities shut down several warehouses for non-compliance with measures against the spread of covid-19
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2020-05-08 In Movement restrictions: Surveillance and monitoring
Police and Military forces demand use of masks
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2020-05-06 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
Bié receives six additional ventilators
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2020-05-06 In Movement restrictions: Domestic travel restrictions
Luanda’s urban district of Futungo and Talatona neighbourhood have come under an "extraordinary cordon sanitaire" to arrest the spread of the local transmission of the novel coronavirus (covid-19) in those areas
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2020-05-05 In Public health measures: Isolation and quarantine policies
At least five citizens suspected of covid-19, who did not adhere to voluntary testing, were taken coercively, in the last 24 hours, to the quarantine center of Calumbo (Viana), to fulfill the mandatory institutional confinement.
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2020-05-05 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Minister advises companies to use economic relief package
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2020-05-03 In Public health measures: Mass population testing
Health minister warns of coercive covid-19 testing for all passengers who arrived on the 17th, 18th and 19th in Angola and missed out on massive voluntary testing.
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2020-05-03 In Public health measures: Awareness campaigns
Police launch awareness campaign against COVID-19
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2020-05-02 Out Public health measures: Other public health measures enforced
Matala reopens market under tight security measures requiring sellers of essential goods and customers to use masks and the availability of water and soap at the entrance of the enclosure.
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2020-05-02 In Movement restrictions: Surveillance and monitoring
Police steps up DRC river border control
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2020-05-01 In Public health measures: Awareness campaigns
FAO makes available AKZ eight million to support the sensitisation campaign in rural areas, for the prevention and combat to the Covid-19 disease.
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2020-04-27 In Public health measures: Mass population testing
Health ministry extends testing to 400 samples/day
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2020-04-27 In Social distancing: Changes in prison-related policies
Attorney General’s Office releases inmates to avoid covid-19 spread. 1, 877 defendants, kept in pre-trial detention, have been released in recent weeks by the Attorney General’s Office (PGR), to prevent the spread of covid-19 in the country’s prisons.
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2020-04-27 In Social distancing: Changes in prison-related policies
Some 1, 877 defendants, kept in pre-trial detention, have been released in recent weeks by the Attorney General’s Office (PGR), to prevent the spread of covid-19 in the country’s prisons.
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2020-04-26 Out Movement restrictions: Curfews
sports activities are still banned, with the exception of individual leisure sports, at two specific times: 05h00 to 06h00 and 17h00 to 19h00, in appropriate places.
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2020-04-26 In Movement restrictions: Domestic travel restrictions
circulation of people in 17 of the 18 provinces of the country is allowed, for commercial activity purposes, with leisure travel being prohibited. Province of Luanda is excluded.
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2020-04-26 Out Movement restrictions: Domestic travel restrictions
April 26th - May 10th, the circulation of people in 17 of the 18 provinces of the country is allowed, for commercial activity purposes, with leisure travel being prohibited. the measure does not cover the province of Luanda, as it was the only one to register positive cases of Covid-19, although all of them imported.
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2020-04-26 In Lockdown: Partial lockdown
Extension of the period of social isolation, through a new Decree, with more relaxed measures April 26 - May 10
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2020-04-26 In Public health measures: Requirement to wear protective gear in public
Under the new measures, it is compulsory the wearing of individual masks in markets, social or public places, urban and inter-provincial public transport, and prohibited the leisure activities, in general.
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2020-04-26 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
Cacanda prison assisted with biosafety materials
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2020-04-26 Out Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
civil servants to work and extend the period of activity, from 08h00 to 18h00
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2020-04-26 Out Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
total resumption of the country’s industrial activity, the reopening of General Trade and the permission to carry out public works that are deemed essential.
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2020-04-26 Out Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
Urban public transport, especially buses and taxis, are now allowed to increase capacity to 50 per cent of capacity, previously 1/3, working from 05h00 to 18h00.
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2020-04-26 Out Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
street vendors and informal markets can be held on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.
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2020-04-26 In Socio-economic measures: State of emergency declared
Angola begins third state of emergency. Angola is observing, since 00:00 this Sunday (April 26th), the third period of State of Emergency, which should be in force until 23:59 on May 10th, thus adding 45 consecutive days of social isolation
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2020-04-26 In Movement restrictions: Domestic travel restrictions
travel all entries and exits to and from the capital of the country are prohibited
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2020-04-24 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
Calumbo quarantine centers reopen in Luanda
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2020-04-20 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
The Covid-19 Multisectoral Response Commission in Lunda Norte started Sunday to distribute protective masks and blue soap to vulnerable families in rural communities, within the scope of the protection measures.
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2020-04-20 In Social distancing: Schools closure 
ISPT to teach through radio and social network
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2020-04-18 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
Angola receives two tons of medical supplies from China
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2020-04-18 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
Over forty tons of preventive health equipment acquired from South Africa by the Angolan government arrived, adding to the other batches already received recently.
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2020-04-18 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
At least 373 volunteer nurses are available to join combat covid-19 in eastern Lunda Sul province, according to the deputy coordinator of the Provincial Commission for Combat and Preventing the pandemic, Viegas de Almeida.
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2020-04-17 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
Cuban doctors deployed in all municipalities
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2020-04-17 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
Minsa carries out quick testing trial
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2020-04-17 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Government adjusts 2020 State Budget rules implementation
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2020-04-16 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
Government receives 5,000 quick tests
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2020-04-16 In Public health measures: Requirement to wear protective gear in public
face masks in public and private health units becomes mandatory for all health technicians and other citizens who attend hospitals, in order to reduce the risk of infection and expansion of the new coronavirus (covid-19) in the country.
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2020-04-16 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
The donation from Ethiopian President and Jack Ma includes 10 ventilators, 18,900 swabs and means of viral transport, 18,912 extraction kits, 10,023 N95 type face masks, 10,800 face shields, 9,500 medical gloves, 3,700 disposable medical protective clothing and 36 laser thermometers.
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2020-04-14 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
Interior Ministry health technicians training upgraded
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2020-04-14 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
The United Nations (UN) system in Angola will provide roughly 16 million US dollars to complement the country’s effort to combat covid-19, the UN’s resident coordinator in Angola, Paolo Balladelli, said on Tuesday.
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2020-04-14 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Industrial tax payment deadlines extended
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2020-04-14 In Movement restrictions: Domestic travel restrictions
Condon sanitaire back in place in Angola
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2020-04-14 In Movement restrictions: Domestic travel restrictions
Exceptional flights brought to a halt. The cordon had been lifted by the government on 11 April for three days to allow the return of people who were caught out of their areas of residence when the State of Emergency came into force on 27 March.
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2020-04-14 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Huila government offers foodstuff to needy people. We are in a moment of mobilization and we will start this week to distribute, because we try to avoid hunger in some families and hope that people will feel this social protection from the authorities", the official said.
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2020-04-13 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
Cuban doctors train 1500 Angolans
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2020-04-13 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
Five hundred doctors, in the province of Luanda, started this Monday in Multiperfil Clinic, in Luanda, an intensive medicine course, to reinforce the hospital units in the framework of the prevention and combat to Covid-19.
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2020-04-12 Out Movement restrictions: Domestic travel restrictions
President extends provincial sanitary fence lifting to allow the circulation of people and goods until 11:59 pm on April 13, 2020.
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2020-04-12 In Public health measures: Isolation and quarantine policies
all citizens, who move from one province to another, during the period of temporary lifting of the provincial health fence, are subject to mandatory home quarantine.
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2020-04-11 In Public health measures: Isolation and quarantine policies
In the framework of the SoE extension, people are not allowed to move out of their houses, remain on the street and the selling of non-essential products.
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2020-04-10 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
At least 256 Cuban doctors arrived Friday morning in Luanda, to support the fight against the new coronavirus (COVID-19). These Cuban health professionals will be distributed to 164 municipalities in the national territory, according to local needs.
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2020-04-09 In Socio-economic measures: State of emergency declared
Parliament okays extension of State of Emergency for another 15 days
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2020-04-09 In Movement restrictions: Domestic travel restrictions
From 13th April nobody will be allowed to circulate, the Minister of State and Chief of the Civil Office of the President of the Republic, Adão de Almeida, told National Assembly.
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2020-04-09 In Movement restrictions: Additional health/documents requirements upon arrival
required to issue a declaration by employers or entities with which citizens are linked, to exercise their function during the Emergency period, in addition to the employee badge.
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2020-04-09 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Economic Commission approves financing for small businesses
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2020-04-09 Out Movement restrictions: Domestic travel restrictions
During the first two days (11 and 12 April) of the SoE, those who are in other provinces will be allowed to return to their respective areas without restriction. The 120 passengers from Cabinda province held in the country’s capital, Luanda, will have the opportunity during this period (11 and 12 April) to return to their area of origin, by air.
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2020-04-08 In Social distancing: Limit public gatherings
Government suspends marriages
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2020-04-08 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
Health Ministry summons retired professionals
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2020-04-06 In Social distancing: Limit public gatherings
National Statistics Institute (INE) suspended all data collection actions for households, companies and facilities, due to coronavirus pandemic.
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2020-04-06 In Socio-economic measures: Emergency administrative structures activated or established
Angola has spent so far 4.5 billion Kwanzas (equivalent to USD 9 million) on expenses related to the prevention and fighting against Covid-19, said Inter-ministerial Commission.
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2020-04-06 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Angola’s National Bank (BNA) updated the legislation on the granting of subsidised credit to the real economy, by directing commercial banks to increase the minimum amount that must be granted by the end of 2020, that is, 2% of their net assets to 2.5%, to accelerate the diversification of domestic production.
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2020-04-05 In Social distancing: Limit public gatherings
35 markets closed countrywide
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2020-04-04 In Social distancing: Limit public gatherings
Prosecutor orders release of detainees in pre-trial detention
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2020-04-03 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
Government purchases 280 ventilators
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2020-04-03 In Public health measures: Awareness campaigns
Opposition UNITA reaffirms institutional support for authorities
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2020-04-03 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
National Insurance Company (ENSA-E.P) has made available three properties located in Luanda to support measures aimed at preventing COVID-19 pandemic in the country.
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2020-04-03 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
Cleaning and sanitation firms step up efforts. They are Sambiente Lda, Recoflix, Elisal, Vista West, whose operation actions are expected to cover almost everywhere in the country’s capital.
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2020-04-02 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
The province of Luanda has 50 tanker trucks to distribute drinking water to the most needy people, under the contingency plan for the prevention of COVID-19 in the country.
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2020-04-02 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
Zaire reinforces water supply to population in remote zones
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2020-04-02 In Public health measures: General recommendations
ERCA encourages media outlets to maintain professionalism
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2020-04-02 In Social distancing: Changes in prison-related policies
Cacanda prison creates isolation rooms. the institution has already restricted all visits and meals from the inmates’ relatives as preventive measures
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2020-04-01 In Social distancing: Schools closure 
Angolan public television broadcasts school lessons
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2020-04-01 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
Three hotels are available to deal with possible cases of coronairus in the province of Namibe
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2020-04-01 In Public health measures: Awareness campaigns
President tells people to stay home
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2020-03-30 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
The municipality of Cuito, capital of the province of Bié, will have this week a Treatment Center for patients infected with COVID-19, with a capacity for 30 beds, located in the Cavanga II district.
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2020-03-30 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
The Health Ministry has allocated 72 million kwanzas to assist the central Cuanza Sul province to purchase bio-security materials and training of staff for the prevention of the COVID-19 in that region.
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2020-03-30 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
The management of Hotel IU made available to the Government of the province of Huambo, a total of 60 rooms as a place of institutional quarantine, for suspected cases of the Covid-19 (new Coronavirus) pandemic.
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2020-03-29 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
The Health minister said that as from Sunday (29th) gained the capacity to effect 50 to 100 Covid-19 tests a day.
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2020-03-28 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
Tanker trucks to assure water supply in Luanda. The official also informed that the emergency plan for free water distribution will cover the other provinces of the country.
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2020-03-28 In Public health measures: Awareness campaigns
the Inter-ministerial Commission for the prevention and combat of the pandemic will open bank accounts for collecting donations for individual and collective assistance in a campaign called ’Juntos por Angola’
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2020-03-27 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
The Angolan Government will prioritize the regular and free supply of water to health units, informal markets, quarantine centers and prisoners, within the framework of the contingency plan to prevent the spreading of the Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic in the country.
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2020-03-27 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
The health authorities of Cuanza Norte announced, Thursday, in Ndalatando, the opening of two centers for the screening and quarantine of suspected cases in Covid-19.
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2020-03-27 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Central Bank defines rules for financial institutions operation. The National Bank of Angola (BNA) on Friday, instructed financial institutions to secure normal services supply, such as deposit of money, cash withdrawal and domestic and international transfers as well as the issuance of the customers’ account statements.
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2020-03-27 In Socio-economic measures: State of emergency declared
15 day state of national emergency ordered by the President of the Republic from 27 Mar -
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2020-03-27 In Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
the country’s formal and informal public markets are only open from six to 13:00 hours a day, taking into account the State of Emergency declared. During this period, traders will be able to sell only essential products, namely food, hygiene products, cooking gas, among others, according to the Minister of Territorial Administration and State Reform, Adão de Almeida.
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2020-03-27 In Socio-economic measures: Limit product imports/exports
any staple products, fuel, medicine, equipment and expendable material for medical use are prohibited from leaving the national territory.
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2020-03-27 In Movement restrictions: Domestic travel restrictions
The order also defines a provincial health fence, which prohibits entry and exit between the different provinces, and inter-provincial circulation is prohibited, exceptionally the entry and exit of essential good and sick people, as well as humanitarian aid.
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2020-03-27 In Movement restrictions: Border closure 
maintaining the national health fence, which bans the entry of passengers into Angola by air, sea or land. In the same way, nobody can leave.
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2020-03-27 In Movement restrictions: Border checks 
The government of the province of Namibe will, in the coming days, acquire transport means for the National Police staff deployed on the border areas (on the border with the Republic of Namibia), to improve the patrolling and people monitoring system.
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2020-03-27 In Socio-economic measures: State of emergency declared
The State of Emergency, which has entered in force in Angola since March 27, for a period of 15 days, exempts the free movement of citizens seeking to buy food and provide essential services to the population.
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2020-03-27 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
The medical goods for the prevention and treatment of COVID-19, in the country, are subject to the regulated price regime, says the press release from last Friday Council of Ministers Session.
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2020-03-26 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
Central hospital installs new ventilators. The Antonio Agostinho Neto Central Hospital of Lubango, in Huíla province, was reinforced, on Thursday, with two ventilating devices for intensive care beds, in an effort to fight the COVID-19 pandemic, which affects the country.
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2020-03-26 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Program for Strengthening the Social Protection was approved by the Economic Commission of the Council of Ministers
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2020-03-26 In Lockdown: Lockdown of refugee/idp camps or other minorities
The process of organized and voluntary repatriation of Congolese refugees back to DRC, which began in October 2019, is suspended due to the spread of the Coronavirus (Covid-19) in this neighbouring country.
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2020-03-26 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
World Bank has made available USD 15 million to support the Angolan Government’s efforts to combat the new coronavirus (COVID-19), said on Thursday, the World Bank (WB) resident representative, Oliver Lambert.
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2020-03-26 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
Multi-Sector Brigade Seizes Expired Medicines
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2020-03-23 In Social distancing: Schools closure 
Public and private higher and general education institutions in Angola are since March 23 shut for a period of 15 days,which may be extended in view of the pandemic situation in the country.
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2020-03-22 In Public health measures: General recommendations
The Minister of Health, Sílvia Lutucuta, advised employers to allow their domestic workers to stay indoors as a way to prevent the spread of Covid-19 among Angolans.
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2020-03-22 In Public health measures: Awareness campaigns
The Provincial Youth Council in Namibe carried out an intense public awareness campaign on methods of disease prevention, during which, young associates distributed pamphlets with statements about the pandemic and ways of prevention.
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2020-03-22 In Public health measures: Awareness campaigns
The sale of dried game meat, on the informal market in Luena city, has been banned since Saturday, the 21st, as part of the implementation of measures to prevent infection by the new coronavirus (Covid - 19).
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2020-03-20 In Movement restrictions: International flights suspension
All international flights to and from Angola will be suspended as of Friday, March 20
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2020-03-20 In Movement restrictions: International flights suspension
On Tuesday, March 17, government officials announced that all international flights to and from Angola will be suspended as of Friday, March 20
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2020-03-11 In Public health measures: Awareness campaigns
The National Molecular Biology Laboratory, installed in Luanda, more than three years ago, was authorized by the World Health Organization (WHO) to carry out tests on the new Coronavirus (Covid-19)
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2020-03-04 In Movement restrictions: Visa restrictions
individuals who have transited through China, Hong Kong, Macao, South Korea, Iran, and Italy, will be prohibited from entering the country due to the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.
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2020-03-03 In Public health measures: Isolation and quarantine policies
any nationality who presents with symptoms or who has traveled to China since the start of the outbreak
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2020-03-03 In Public health measures: Health screenings in airports and border crossings
China, South Korea, Iran, and Italy
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2020-03-01 In Movement restrictions: Visa restrictions
Authorities are temporarily banning citizens of China, South Korea, Italy, Iran, Nigeria, Egypt, and Algeria from entering Angola who have travelled directly from those countries; the restriction does not apply to those traveling via a third country.
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2020-02-06 In Public health measures: Isolation and quarantine policies
the Angolan Ministry of Health announced that all travelers arriving from China will be placed under home quarantine
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