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Thirty-day state of emergency declared in Mozambique

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Mozambican President Filipe Nyusi has declared a thirty-day state of emergency as part of a strategic drive to contain the spread of the deadly coronavirus.

In a live broadcast late on Monday, 30 March 2020 Nyusi said that during the thirty-day period movement of persons would be limited and public meetings would be prohibited to ensure that the disease does not spread.

The President also declared mandatory fourteen-day quarantine for all people who have travelled outside the country during the past month.

The state of emergency would be effective from midnight on 1 April  2020, he said.

Nyusi called on all Mozambicans to dedicate themselves to fighting COVID-19.

The number of confirmed cases of the respiratory disease in Mozambique is eight, according to Health Minister Armindo Tiago.


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