MOZ: President declares state of emergency

On Monday president of Mozambique Filipe Nyusi declared a state of emergency for 30 days, starting from April 1.

The president addressed the nation on national television and radio, saying the decision had been sent to the parliament for ratification.

“Guided by the supreme interest in safeguarding public health, for every Mozambican and foreigners residing in our country, we decided to require mandatory quarantine for all citizens who have recently returned to the country or have had contact with the confirmed cases of COVID-19,” said the president.

“We decided to close the entertainment establishments, monitor the prices of essential goods for the population and redirect the industrial sector toward the production of materials needed to fight the pandemic,” he added.

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