11th August | COVID-19 UPDATE

A New State of Emergency has been decreed for 30 days, from 0H00 on 8 August until midnight on 6 September. This aims to ensure that there is no legal vacuum for the implementation of the anti-COVID measures.

It is planned that The National State of Emergency will be gradually lifted in phases over the next couple of months, with international borders opening in Phase 3, planned for October 1st. Resumption of international flights will be allowed in October as long as they respect the sanitary control measures for passengers and planes.

This is subject to regulation by a Cabinet decree. The viability of this plan will depend on three conditions:
– The ability to manage the evolution of the pandemic
– The national health system’s guaranteed response capacity
– The robust ability to perform tests

Therefore, it is with regret that Love The Oceans will not be able to run any of our planned programs in 2020 due to the pandemic. However, we already have applications open for 2021 so please reach out if you’re interested in joining us.

The following restrictions remain in place in response to CV-19 impacting Love The Oceans programs, and the latest information can be found here https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/mozambique/entry-requirements

FLIGHTS: All international commercial passenger flights are currently suspended until further notice.

ENTRY VISAS: The government has suspended the issuing of entry visas.

QUARANTINE: Individuals entering Mozambique will be required to observe self-quarantine for a period of 14 days

Currently, Mozambique’s CV-19 statistics are: 2481 confirmed cases, of whom 910 have made a complete recovery, and 1552 are active cases. 17 Covid-19 patients have died.

The Government reports recorded 70 positive cases for COVID-19 in the last 24 hours. Of the new ones, 23 are from the city of Maputo; 21 Gaza; 18 Maputo Province; 4 Sofala; 3 Cabo Delgado and 1 Zambézia. in the same period, 50 people recovered and the total goes to 910.

The country currently has 1552 active cases distributed as: Niassa Province – 16; Cabo Delgado – 239; Nampula – 212; Zambézia – 12; Tete – 13; Manica – 8; Sofala – 73; Gaza – 99; Maputo Province – 348; Maputo City – 532, and 0 in the Inhambane province, where Love The Oceans is situated.

Love The Oceans will post an update as soon as we know more.

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