Mozambique

COVID-19 Update Situation Report No. 6 As of 6 August 2020 [EN/PT]

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This report is produced by the UN Resident Coordinator Office in Mozambique covering the period from 13 July to 6 August 2020.

MOZAMBIQUE’S HIGHLIGHTS

  • H.E. President Nyusi addressed the Nation on 5 August and enacted a new State of Emergency that will begin on 8 August for 30 days;

  • The President outlined the phased recovery of economic activities over three phases which will be adopted gradually and cautiously;

  • A new analysis of the epidemiological situation of COVID-19 indicates that local transmission is now the predominant form of the spread of COVID-19 in Mozambique and the majority (58%) of those infected are asymptomatic;

  • Two epidemiological surveys carried out in Pemba City and Nampula City were completed and the preliminary results released; and

  • An outbreak of Cholera and Acute Watery Diarrhea in Cabo Delgado is amplifying health concerns as the province focuses on containing an outbreak of COVID-19 requiring an urgent humanitarian and development scale up.