Although no cases of coronavirus have been recorded in Mozambique yet, the government has decided to implementpreventive measures, by shutting down all the country’s schools.
President Filipe Nyusi stated that all schools, whether publicly or privately owned must be shut down for 30 days from next Monday.
On Saturday the government announced a ban on all gatherings of more than 300 people but on Friday Nyusi brought this limit down to 50.
He explained that this restriction applies to all meetings, including religious services.
The president also said the government will ban the issuing of entry visas and cancel visas that have already been issued.
All travellers entering Mozambique must go into quarantine for 14 days. Previously, this only applied to travellers arriving from countries with high rates of Covid-19 infection.