Angola: Luanda Lockdown Over

Luanda — The lockdown on Luanda province that had been in force in the capital to curb the spread of Covid-19 in the country will be lifted as from Tuesday midnight, 1 September.

Luanda has been under lockdown since March 2020, after the first cases of Covid-19 were detected in the country.

The information was released Tuesday in Luanda by the minister of State and head of Security Affairs to the Presidency of the Republic, Francisco Pereira Furtado.

Speaking on the fringes of a Cabinet Council meeting, Francisco Furtado said the decision to lift the Luanda lockdown followed the prevailing efficacy of the Covid-19 prevention and controlling measures.

With this move, the Government will seek to relaunch economic activity, he said, adding that the Cabinet Council considers it is high time the Covid-19 most hit economic activities were gradually restored, thus securing the return of mobility of people and goods.

The official appealed to people to exercise high level of consciousness, comply with bio-security rules and avoid gatherings.

The minister of State regretted the poor adhesion to vaccination, saying the country is in a position to vaccinate an average 90,000 people a day.

He also appealed to concerned national and provincial commissions, as well as the media, to raise people's awareness about the importance of the vaccine.

As a result of this measure, those having the two jabs are free from observing a home a quarantine in the event of travelling.

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