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Mozambique extends state of emergency

Mozambique extends state of emergency

Mozambique

<p><strong>Mozambique President Filipe Nyusi on Wednesday prolonged by a month the state of emergency ordered on April 1 to try to slow the spread of coronavirus infections.</strong></p> <p>“We concluded that the reasons that led to the introduction of a state of emergency (still) prevail,” said the president.</p> <p>Under the state of emergency, movement of people within the country is restricted, schools are shut and no foreigners are allowed into the country.</p> <p>“We need to reinforce the application of the measures adopted,” said Nyusi.</p> <p>Infections in the southern African country have now risen to 76, of which more than three-quarters originated from Total’‘s <span class="caps">LNG</span> project site in northern Mozambique.</p> <p>The French company owns a $25-billion stake in a liquefied natural gas (<span class="caps">LNG</span>) project in the Cabo Delgado province, near the border with Tanzania. </p> <p><strong>Agencies</strong></p>

We need to reinforce the application of the measures adopted.

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