President Filipe Nyusi made a statement on Thursday that the state of emergency sanctioned on April 1 to deal with the pandemic will be prolonged for the second time for another 30 days, starting on June 1.
It is vital to endure with the state of emergency and appropriate restrictions as the number of confirmed cases doubled in the past two weeks, said the president in a televised address to the nation.
According to the statement, bus stops remain crowded, and service provider are still not observing social distancing rules.
“We note with sadness that the measures taken are not being complied with by everyone, which has contributed a lot to the spread of the pandemic.”
Nyusi said that the rules are not aimed at ending the pandemic, but at guiding its spread and avoiding the level-4 measures of “lockdown.”
The president called for responsibility from every citizen to observe the precautionary measures, which is “for the good of all of us” and “decisive for the success in the fight against this faceless enemy.”
Inspections will be reinforced at markets, streets and borders, and the reopening of borders or resumption of sport and culture activities will be studied in light of the trend of the pandemic, told the president.