The President of Mozambique, Filipe Nyusi, announced in a televised speech to the nation on 04 September 2020 that from today (07 September 2020) the “state of emergency” in Mozambique is getting replaced by a “situation of public calamity” for an indefinite period as a way to maintain the COVID-19 preventive measures. According to the President, most of the current measures remain the same, but with some relaxations on restrictions. Mozambique’s borders are open from today and international flights are allowed again. Beaches are also open and religious services of up to 250 people are permitted. Bars are still closed and the use of masks in public places remains mandatory except during physical activities.
As of 04 September 2020, Mozambique had 4,207 confirmed COVID-19 cases and 26 deaths. A total of 2,370 individuals have recovered from the disease.