Luanda — After 60 days of social confinement under the Presidential Decree on the State of Emergency, Angola is observing, as of Tuesday, a Public Calamity Situation, with new rules to overcome the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.
For this reason, with the new measure, it seeks "a proportional balance between the defence of public health and the normal exercise of economic and social activities".
According to the new Presidential Decree, public and private institutions will continue to operate, in a first phase, with 50 percent of the workforce, until 29 June.
Another new element in the Public Calamity Situation is the full reopening of all public and private health units that have been operating only with essential services since the entry into force of the State of Emergency in March.
Among the new measures of the Government also includes the reopening of churches from 24 June, with a maximum capacity of 50 percent of the place of worship , when in a closed place, with a maximum limit of 150 people.