Mozambique: President extends country’s state of emergency by 30 days


Mozambique’s President Filipe Nyusi has extended the country’s state of emergency for another 30 days but relaxed some measures seen to be hurting the economy.

Stringent restrictions that have affected tourism, sports, trade and labour will be relaxed, he said in a televised address.

The country’s airspace would also be opened to friendly countries – but he did not list them.

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Classes in primary and secondary schools will resume in phases, while public transport vehicles will be inspected more.

The president said colleges and universities will also reopen in the next 30 days, but must adhere to safety measures that will be announced by the government.

This is the third consecutive 30-day extension of the state of emergency.

Mozambique has so far confirmed 859 cases of coronavirus and five deaths.



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