Mozambican President Filipe Nyusi has announced a night-time curfew in all 10 of the country’s provincial capitals for 21 days to curb the spread of coronavirus.
The curfew starts at midnight on Tuesday, the 10:00 to 04:00 curfew will no longer be exclusive to the Greater Maputo metropolitan region.
President Nyusi urged Mozambicans to adhere to the measures put in place to prevent the spread of the virus so that life can return to normalcy soon. While adding that the country must protect health professionals more and ease the impact of the third wave of the pandemic, which has been more severe in other countries.
He also mentioned that the second wave of the pandemic had five times more cases, six times more hospitalizations, and seven times more deaths. This was attributed to the new Covid variant.