Angola Suspends Travel From 4 Countries Over Coronavirus Variant

Angola has suspended air, land, and sea connections with South Africa, Australia, Nigeria, and the UK due to the discovery of the new coronavirus variant SARS-CoV-2.

The directive took effect at midnight on December 26.

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The decision was made public through a joint statement by the country’s interior, foreign affairs, health, and transport ministries.

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As of December 26, Angola had recorded 17,149 coronavirus cases with 6,776 cases still active. It had also recorded 399 deaths and 9,976 recoveries.

The country, with a population of 30 million spread across its 18 provinces, recorded its first Covid-19 cases on March 21 when two people tested positive for the virus.


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