The first COVID-19 case was reported on March 21, 2020, while community transmission started on April 27. In May 2021, due to the sharp increase in Covid-19 cases, the authorities reinstated several restrictions, including banning some trips from and to Luanda, and trips to Brazil and India. Furthermore, governmental and private institutions should operate with up to 50 percent of the workforce and the school year will end earlier. Until end-May, average daily cases hit 300 cases/day (7-days moving average), the highest level since the pandemic onset. Angola received 624,000 doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine delivered through the COVAX system, a donation of 200,000 doses of the Sinopharm vaccine from the Beijing Institute of Biological Products. Additionally, under the COVAX system, Angola received over 100,000 doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine in the beginning of June. As of end-May, over 600,000 people had received the first dose and over 300,000 people had received the second dose. The vaccination plan is estimated to cost US$ 217 million and aims to cover 20 percent of the population in the first phase. The Angolan government has authorized the purchase of additional 6 million doses of the Sputnik V vaccine, of which 40,000 were received.