Filter for Mozambique Government Actions to Stop the Spread of Coronavirus

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2020-07-06 In Public health measures: Other public health measures enforced
No school without water can re-open, says Ministry
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2020-07-02 In Public health measures: Mass population testing
Long-haul truck drivers travelling to the Port of Beira in Sofala province will be subjected to rapid Covid-19 testing.
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2020-07-01 In Public health measures: Other public health measures enforced
The government wants markets to be reorganised across the country, said Nyusi, to ensure a distance of 1.5 metres between stalls and between stall holders and their clients. In some cities, notably Maputo and Nampula, this reorganisation is already under way.
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2020-07-01 Out Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
Museums and galleries may now reopen, but there must be a physical distance of two metres between their visitors.
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2020-07-01 In Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
churches, mosques and other places of worship will remain closed
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2020-07-01 In Movement restrictions: Additional health/documents requirements upon arrival
Drivers of trucks entering Mozambique must wear masks and visors, said Nyusi, and they will be screened for coronavirus. Their temperature will be measured and they will be tested, if necessary. Trucks, railway wagons and frontier posts must be regularly disinfected.
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2020-07-01 Out Movement restrictions: Border closure 
there will be a limited re-opening of the borders to allow specialists, managers and investors into the country, since they are necessary to revive business and tourism.
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2020-06-29 In Socio-economic measures: State of emergency declared
extension to the ongoing state of emergency until Monday, June 29, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic
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2020-06-29 In Public health measures: General recommendations
Authorities have urged residents to stay home, except for essential reasons
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2020-06-29 In Social distancing: Limit public gatherings
Cultural, recreational, and sports activities in public spaces remain prohibited
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2020-06-29 In Social distancing: Schools closure 
Schools remain closed
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2020-06-29 In Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
Entertainment establishments, including museums, theaters, libraries, bars, and gyms, are shut as a precautionary measure.
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2020-06-29 In Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
Beaches are closed for leisure activities except for fishing.
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2020-06-29 In Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
Authorities have also suspended religious services and celebrations at all places of worship.
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2020-06-29 In Movement restrictions: Curfews
Markets will operate from 06:00 to 1700 (local time), subject to the approval of health authorities
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2020-06-29 In Social distancing: Limit public gatherings
Gatherings of more than 20 people remain prohibited
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2020-06-28 In Socio-economic measures: State of emergency declared
Mozambique’s state of emergency in response to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic has been extended by 30 days until July 30
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2020-06-28 In Social distancing: Limit public gatherings
Level three lockdown measures will remain in place during the extended state of emergency, with residents urged to stay home, except for essential reasons
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2020-06-28 In Public health measures: Requirement to wear protective gear in public
the use of face masks being mandatory on public and private communal transport and at gatherings
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2020-06-28 Out Movement restrictions: International flights suspension
the suspension of international flights to and from Mozambique has also been lifted, allowing business travellers, tourists, and essential personnel to enter the country from a number of designated ’safe’ countries. However, Nyusi did not specify which countries would see the resumption of commercial flights
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2020-06-28 Out Movement restrictions: Domestic travel restrictions
LAM Mozambique Airlines continues to operate domestic flights and international airfreight operations.
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2020-06-12 In Public health measures: Isolation and quarantine policies
South Africans stranded in Mozambique can return home during 3-day window
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2020-05-27 In Social distancing: Limit public gatherings
BCI extends validity of bank cards
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2020-05-27 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) has announced a $20 million (€18.2 million) plan for food security because of the risks of Covid-19 in Mozambique.
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2020-05-25 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
exempt sugar, vegetable oil and soap from Value Added Tax (VAT).
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2020-05-22 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
10% reduction in the price of electricity as of June, in the context of mitigating the impact of the pandemic of Covid-19.
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2020-05-21 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Portuguese support for companies in Mozambique – contracts signed today
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2020-05-18 In Social distancing: Schools closure 
MINEDH will not cancel school year, recommends "dialogue" on tuition fees between parents and private schools
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2020-05-15 In Public health measures: Mass population testing
Minister of Health announces massive testing at Mutua resettlement centre
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2020-05-12 In Movement restrictions: International flights suspension
International passenger flights to and from Maputo suspended until May 31
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2020-05-12 In Movement restrictions: International flights suspension
Authorities extend international flight suspension until May 31
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2020-05-12 Out Movement restrictions: Domestic travel restrictions
National Carrier LAM Mozambique Airlines continues to operate domestic flights and cargo flights are still permitted
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2020-05-12 In Movement restrictions: Visa restrictions
Residence permits (DIRE) and temporary visas will be granted automatic suspensions until Tuesday, June 30
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2020-05-12 In Movement restrictions: Border closure 
All borders are closed, except for the Ressano-Garcia post with South Africa in Komatipoort but for cargo only.
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2020-05-12 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Government reinstates VAT exemption on sugar, cooking oil and soap to curb prices
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2020-05-11 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Council of Ministers Decree 23/2020, which approves tax and customs facilities to relieve the effect of Covid-19 on companies’ finances
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2020-05-07 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
Mozambican self-diagnosis app debuts with 22,000 visits
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2020-05-07 In Public health measures: Psychological assistance and medical social work
Mozambique’s ‘Alô Vida’ telephone line answers questions about the disease. "Alô Vida" receives up to 600 calls a day, and provides clarifications in Portuguese, English and eight national languages.
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2020-05-05 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
90 days for companies to claim forgiveness of fines and reduction of interest on INSS debts arrears
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2020-05-05 In Socio-economic measures: Emergency administrative structures activated or established
State of emergency extension decree provides for "cordon sanitaires" in Mozambique
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2020-05-05 In Public health measures: Requirement to wear protective gear in public
Use of masks becomes mandatory in all public places
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2020-04-29 In Socio-economic measures: State of emergency declared
President extends state of emergency for another 30 days to May 30. Since the beginning of April, schools, entertainment and leisure spaces in Mozambique have been closed, and all types of events and meetings prohibited. The use of face masks on public transport, in markets and other meeting places is mandatory, and the issuing of visas to enter the country has been suspended.
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2020-04-28 In Social distancing: Schools closure 
The Mozambican Ministry of Education has said it will not annul the 2020 academic year, despite the closure of all schools in order to fight the spread of the Covid-19 respiratory disease.
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2020-04-28 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
UNFPA has set up six special tents in health units in the district of Pemba, northern Mozambique, to care for pregnant women, given the risk of infection by the new coronavirus, the organisation said on Tuesday.
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2020-04-27 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
IMF approves $309 million for Mozambique virus response
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2020-04-26 In Public health measures: Other public health measures enforced
Heath to decontaminate Total facilities in Afungi, where there are 47 patients and almost 1,000 suspected cases
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2020-04-26 In Public health measures: Mass population testing
The director general of INS revealed that almost 1,000 Total workers and subcontractors on the Afungi Peninsula are to be tested.
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2020-04-23 In Public health measures: Other public health measures enforced
Zimpeto wholesale market in Maputo gets a disinfection tunnel
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2020-04-22 In Public health measures: Other public health measures enforced
Maputo Central Hospital sets up disinfection spraying tunnels
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2020-04-21 In Socio-economic measures: Emergency administrative structures activated or established
ARECOM issues state of emergency guidelines for communications and internet services in Mozambique, suspends postal services licensing cancellations
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2020-04-20 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
INAE removes three low alcohol disinfectants from market
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2020-04-20 In Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
MINEC suspended the provision of consular services and assistance to foreign non-governmental organisations (NGOs). Ministry spokesperson Geraldo Saranga says that the suspension of public services is being carried out in compliance with coronavirus prevention measures.
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2020-04-17 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
Vale humanitarian aid MOU signed with govt. Vale’s assistance is valued at approximately US$2,000,000.00 (two million US dollars) and includes hygiene materials, hospital equipment and individual protection items for healthcare professionals, as well as 80,000 rapid tests
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2020-04-16 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Covid-19: Mozambique freezes negotiations on minimum wage
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2020-04-16 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Mozambique launches foreign trade website
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2020-04-16 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Central Bank cuts benchmark interest rate by 1.5 percentage points
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2020-04-15 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Government approves new customs and tax regulations to mitigate impact of Covid-19
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2020-04-15 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
The Mozambican government will channel the US$15 million (€13.7 million) of debt relief granted by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) into the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic, Mozambique’s minister of economy and finance announced today.
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2020-04-15 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Covid-19 forces government to reduce targets – AIM report
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2020-04-14 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
IMF executive board approves immediate debt relief for 25 countries, Mozambique included
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2020-04-13 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Government to use balance of 2019 capital gains tax income to finance deficit
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2020-04-13 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
Donors will support fight against Covid-19 in kind, not cash
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2020-04-13 In Public health measures: Other public health measures enforced
Chimoio municipality last week launched a spraying campaign at the main entrances to the city, covering all vehicles, including motorcycles and bicycles, and obliging all public transport users, workers and passengers alike, to perform the mandatory hand washing.
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2020-04-09 In Public health measures: Awareness campaigns
‘Stay at Home’ Media Recognition Awards announced
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2020-04-08 In Movement restrictions: Visa restrictions
automatic extension of all DIRE and temporary visas until June 30, 2020, even if expired; automatic extension of drivers’ licenses, identity cards, and car vehicle import clearances until June 30, 2020;
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2020-04-08 In Public health measures: Requirement to wear protective gear in public
On Wednesday, the government announced that the wearing of masks on transport and in crowds of people will become compulsory, measures aimed at preventing the spread of the new coronavirus in the country.
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2020-04-08 In Public health measures: Amendments to funeral and burial regulations
In all cemeteries, a maximum of 20 people may attend a funeral, and when the deceased died from Covid-19, that maximum drops to ten.
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2020-04-08 In Social distancing: Limit public gatherings
Good Friday is day off, group religious worship banned – government
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2020-04-08 Out Social distancing: Limit public gatherings
Government lifts one-third limit on public transport, users must wear face masks – report
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2020-04-08 Out Movement restrictions: Domestic travel restrictions
decree suspends the ban on taxi services by motorcycles and bicycles, after several protests from operators, mainly in the central and northern provinces of the country. Under the new measures, taxi services for motorcycles and bicycles can operate, but with the use of masks by the occupants.
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2020-04-08 In Social distancing: Changes in prison-related policies
The Mozambican parliament, the Assembly of the Republic, on Monday approved a bill submitted by President Filipe Nyusi granting a pardon to all those in Mozambican jails serving prison sentences of up to a year. The purpose of the bill is to relieve the chronic overcrowding in Mozambican prisons, as part of the drive to prevent the spread of the Covid-19 respiratory disease
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2020-04-08 In Social distancing: Changes in prison-related policies
People accused of minor offences which carry a short prison term, but who have not yet come to trial, are amnestied.
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2020-04-08 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Industries producing essential products: Government authorises increased workforce
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2020-04-08 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Government decrees VAT exemption on cooking oil, hygiene products, extends exemption of tax late payment charges
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2020-04-08 In Social distancing: Limit public gatherings
The Maputo Municipal Council has banned the use of pick-up trucks (my-loves) and similar open vehicles for passenger transport. It has allowed the three-wheeled taxis, known as "txopelas" to continue, as long as they do not carry more than one passenger.
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2020-04-07 In Social distancing: Schools closure 
Education ministry gives classes over radio
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2020-04-06 In Public health measures: Isolation and quarantine policies
Cargo carriers to / from Mozambique cannot leave the cabin, otherwise they must comply with quarantine
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2020-04-01 In Movement restrictions: Domestic travel restrictions
limiting the internal movement of people in any part of the national territory
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2020-04-01 In Social distancing: Limit public gatherings
a ban on all types of public or private events "except for unavoidable state issues"
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2020-04-01 In Movement restrictions: Border closure 
Border closures with only cases of " State interest, the transport of goods by duly accredited operators and health-related situations" exempted
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2020-04-01 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Central bank orders cuts to e-transfer fees for three months
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2020-04-01 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
Two Covid-19 isolation centres set up in Inhambane province
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2020-04-01 In Movement restrictions: Visa restrictions
from 1 April SoE: visas are suspended. entry into the country will be limited to persons on state business only (diplomatic or government personnel only) and health officials. Cargo flights are still permitted.
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2020-04-01 In Social distancing: Limit public gatherings
from 1 April SoE: all public and private events are banned. The operation of theatres, cinemas, gymnasiums and closed leisure spaces is forbidden;
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2020-04-01 In Movement restrictions: Domestic travel restrictions
avoid moving between provinces in level 3 restrictions
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2020-04-01 In Social distancing: Limit public gatherings
from 1 April SoE: Public and private institutions must not have more than 20 employees; The rotation of labour, that is, workers must rotate;
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2020-04-01 In Social distancing: Limit public gatherings
from 1 April SoE: Funeral ceremonies can have a maximum of 20 participants, who must wear masks regardless of the cause of death;
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2020-04-01 In Social distancing: Limit public gatherings
from 1 April SoE: Visitors to hospitals can number a maximum of two; Patients with Covid-19 cannot receive visits;
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2020-04-01 In Movement restrictions: Domestic travel restrictions
from 1 April SoE: Bicycle and motorbike taxi services are suspended;
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2020-04-01 In Public health measures: Isolation and quarantine policies
from 1 April SoE: A 14-day quarantine period is imposed on anyone who has been in contact with people known to be infected with COVID-19.
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2020-04-01 In Socio-economic measures: State of emergency declared
The President of the Republic declared a State of Emergency for 30 days from the 1st of April.
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2020-04-01 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Benchmark prime rate raised just as employers had called for cuts over pandemic
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2020-04-01 In Movement restrictions: Curfews
from 1 April SoE: Formal and informal markets must operate from 6 am to 5 pm only;
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2020-04-01 In Movement restrictions: Visa restrictions
from 1 April SoE: The issuing of identification and travel documents is suspended;
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2020-04-01 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
Govt redirecting the industrial sector towards the production of consumables necessary for the prevention of a pandemic and ensuring the adoption of preventative actions in all institutions, public or private.
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2020-04-01 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Govt introducing job rotation (or other forms of organisation).
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2020-04-01 In Social distancing: Schools closure 
from 1 April SoE: The suspension of all public and private schools classes, from pre-school to university education
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2020-04-01 In Socio-economic measures: Emergency administrative structures activated or established
Procedural acts and judicial procedures subject to judicial vacations regime
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2020-04-01 In Public health measures: General recommendations
Inspectors seize fake disinfectants
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2020-03-31 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
National Inspection of Economic Activities (INAE) would be strengthening monitoring for possible price increases.
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2020-03-30 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
External consultations in any health facility cancelled; priority care established
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2020-03-30 In Social distancing: Changes in prison-related policies
Visits to Mozambican prisons suspended
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2020-03-27 In Social distancing: Limit public gatherings
Gatherings of more than 50 people prohibited
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2020-03-25 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Food producers in the province of Maputo have guaranteed that more than 500,000 tons of staple foods, especially vegetables, will come to market over the next three months.
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2020-03-24 In Public health measures: Health screenings in airports and border crossings
In coordination with the Provincial Health Directorate of Sofala, all crew members of ships docking at Beira Port are also being screened using infrared thermometers. CdM is in the process of acquiring more thermometers, so that all those entering and leaving the port area can also be screened.
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2020-03-24 In Public health measures: Isolation and quarantine policies
The Mozambican Government has mandated a 14-day self-quarantine for all arrivals, regardless of citizenship or prior travel.
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2020-03-23 In Public health measures: Isolation and quarantine policies
Mozambique will subject all travellers , Mozambicans or foreigners, entering the country to a mandatory 14-day home quarantine
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2020-03-23 In Social distancing: Schools closure 
All private and public schools from kindergarten to university to be closed from Monday 23 March for 30 days
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2020-03-23 In Movement restrictions: Visa restrictions
The Govt of Mozambique will suspend visa issuance and revoke previously granted visas from March 23
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2020-03-23 In Social distancing: Limit public gatherings
Public or private gatherings of more than 50 people inc church services are banned, except those of national interest, such as parliament sessions.
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2020-03-23 In Socio-economic measures: Emergency administrative structures activated or established
The President also announced the creation of a technical and scientific committee, headed by Health Minister which will accompany the development of the pandemic and advise the government. The commission will include not only health experts, but other scientists, and media professionals.
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2020-03-23 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
The Maputo executive has asked its external partners for US$700 million to help address the negative impacts of the pandemic, Minister of Economy and Finance, Adriano Maleiane revealed today (Monday).
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2020-03-16 In Movement restrictions: Visa restrictions
No visas for Chinese nationals.
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2020-03-13 In Public health measures: Isolation and quarantine policies
Travellers from COVID countrues for 14 days at home. Checked by authorities
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