Angola: Covid-19 - Over 2,000 Angolans Stranded in Portugal Expected Back

Luanda — More than 2,000 Angolans stranded in Portugal will start arriving in the country from 24 July this year aboard TAAG planes, due to covid-19 pandemic, the Transport minister, Ricardo de Abreu announced Wednesday.

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Of the 2,100 registered with the Angolan Consular services in Portugal, 1,800 are based in Lisbon and 300 Oporto city.

TAAG Airlines has flown 3, 750 citizens home, who were stranded abroad, since the coming in force of the State of Emergency last 27 March, with a 14 day flight frequency.

Also as part of the contingency plan to fight against the Covid-119, TAAG carried this months 760 citizens.

Speaking at covid-19 daily update briefing, the minister said that the process initially covers those citizens with a valid ticket issued by TAAG, with top priority to patients, the elderly people and those undergoing medical assistance abroad.

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