According to the Angolan News Agency on December 11, Angola’s Minister of State and Director of Civil Affairs de Almeida said on the 10th that in view of the decrease in COVID-19 cases in Angola in recent weeks and the Christmas and New Year this month, Angola will adjust the epidemic control measures in the state of public disaster and implement The time is from December 12, 2020 to January 10, 2021.
De Almeida stressed that although the adjusted epidemic control measures have been relaxed, the Angolan public still needs to take personal protection to further reduce the number of COVID-19 cases and block the transmission chain of the novel coronavirus in the country.
The adjusted epidemic control measures include:
- 1. The number of people gathered on public roads shall not exceed 10 people, and the number of family gatherings shall not exceed 15.
- 2. Markets and street vendors are open Tuesday through Saturday, but wear masks correctly and maintain social distancing.
- 3. The canteen and similar commercial service locations are extended to 21:00 per day, allowing staff to be onboarded at 75 percent, compared to 50 percent for restaurant staff.
- 4. From December 21 to December 31, the daily opening hours of the bank were extended to 17:00, and the staff were allowed to be on duty by 75%.
- 5. Recreational items and activities in entertainment venues are prohibited, including Christmas and New Year’s parties in entertainment venues.
- 6. Church activities can be carried out daily from December 21, 2020 to January 1, 2021, but from January 2, 2021, church activities will resume to the four days a week currently implemented.
- 7. Angola’s capital Luanda continues to maintain a sanitary blockade, allowing only basic living goods transporters and public service practitioners to enter and exit Luanda, and still needs to report negatively for COVID-19.
- 8. Authorized opening of daily flights to Cabinda.