Angola re-imposes sanitary cordon following 3-day lift


Angola re-imposed on Tuesday the sanitary cordon it lifted from Saturday to Monday to enable people, who were caught out of their province during the country’s ongoing lockdown to return to their hometown.

Angola, which has extended the State of Emergency from April 11 to April 25, decreed a three-day ban-lift to travel to any province during the lockdown to permit those, who were not in their hometown to return.

Angola’s president has also decreed that all those traveling from one province to another during the temporary lifting of the sanitary cordon, should undergo a home quarantine and that the violation of this measure leads to mandatory institutional quarantine center.

Angola has been the State of Emergency since March 27 and has it extended since April 11, as part of the government’s effort to curb the spread of the deadly COVID-19.

Under the lockdown, people are banned from circulating in streets, including the sale of non-essential goods, only people duly authorized by companies to perform specified basic duties are allowed to circulate.

Markets are allowed to operate on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. Angola has so far reported 19 positive cases of the COVID -19, of which two died and four got cured.

The country is experiencing its fifth day without reporting a new positive case of the COVID-19. Enditem

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