Angola to suspend international flights, circulation at land borders

The Angolan government on Wednesday announced a decision to suspend all international flights to and from the country for a period of 15 days, effective Friday.

As precautionary measures to curb coronavirus spread, the country also prohibited circulation of people at land borders during the same period, according to a presidential decree.

The docking and disembarkation of passenger ships and their crews coming from outside the country in all national ports will be banned over the same period, the decree said.

It noted that this measure is not applicable to the docking and disembarkation of cargo ships. And the disembarkation of crews from cargo ships is only allowed for medical assistance and humanitarian reasons.

The southern African country has not registered any case of COVID-19 by Wednesday.