Sat, 25 Jul 2020 15:46 - Updated Sat, 25 Jul 2020 15:45
Covid-19: Angola to conduct second repatriation flight from Portugal
Luanda - The Multisectoral Commission for the Prevention and Fight against Covid-19 plans to hold the second humanitarian flight from Portugal in the coming week, as part of the repatriation process of Angolan citizens stranded in that European country since March due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
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The intention was expressed on Friday by Health minister and spokeswoman of the Commission, Silvia Lutucuta, at Luanda’s 4 de Fevereiro International Airport, on the fringes of the arrival of 258 national citizens from Portugal, following four months stranded in the European country.
"We are studying the possibility of holding the second flight to Portugal, in the city of Porto, at the beginning of the next week, in order to respond more quickly to the request of our Angolan brothers who have been held there since March, due to the restrictive measures to contain the new coronavirus pandemic," the minister said.
The minister explained that, contrary to what was established in the initial fortnightly flight programme, in order to bring the more than 2,000 Angolans stranded in Portugal, depends on the availability of accommodation, and that efforts are being made to make the next flight as soon as possible.
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