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Alert: Updated COVID-19 Mitigation Measures (October 29, 2021)
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October 29, 2021

Location:  Mozambique   

Event:  On October 24, President Filipe Nyusi announced new measures to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 (Decree 86/2021). These apply to all persons residing in Mozambique.   

All measures noted in Decree 80/2021 from October 6 and Decree 76/2021 from September 24 are maintained. The following are new measures which began at midnight October 25, 2021, regulations will be in effect until December 20: 

1.  Revúbue beach in Tete province has been added to the following list of beaches closed to bathers:

  • Costa do Sol and KaTembe, in Maputo City;
  • Ponta do Ouro and Macaneta, in Maputo Province;
  • Bilene and Xai-Xai, in Gaza Province;
  • Tofo, Barra and Guinjata, in Inhambane Province;
  • Estoril, Macúti and Ponta Gêa, in the city of Beira;
  • Zalala, in the City of Quelimane;
  • Fernão Veloso and Chocas-Mar, in Nampula Province;
  • Wimbe Maringanha, Sagal and Inos, in the city of Pemba;
  • Chuanga-Metangula Beaches, Niassa Province.

2.  Mandatory curfew in Maputo, provincial capitals, municipalities and towns throughout Mozambique is from midnight to 4:00 am.

3.  Opening of public swimming pools is authorized, not exceeding 50% of maximum capacity.  

4.  Opening of theaters, cinemas, game rooms, cultural centers, auditoriums and similar institutions, not exceeding 40% of maximum capacity.

5.  The number of participants in private social events must not exceed 50 in closed spaces and 100 people in open spaces and must not exceed 30% of the site’s maximum capacity.

6.  Multipurpose and large gyms must not exceed 50% of maximum capacity and medium-sized gyms must not exceed 30% of capacity.

7.  The number of participants in places of worship must not exceed 100 closed spaces and 250 people in open places, not exceeding 50% of maximum capacity.

8.  Increase in the number of attendees permitted at meetings in public and private institutions with a maximum of 100 in closed spaces and 250 people in open spaces, not exceeding 50% of the site capacity.

9.  In accordance with certain Ministry authorizations, some government events with up to 400 people may be authorized.

10.  Increase from 20 to 50 participants in funerals, with the exception of deaths by COVID-19, which remains at a maximum of 10.

11.  Extension of visits to prisons to 4 per month, for each prisoner.

12.  Normal operation of public institutions and private companies is authorized with strict observance of the COVID-19 protocols.

13.  Elite team trainings and provincial competitions are authorized.

14.  Opening of the Giriondo and Pafuri border crossing points into South Africa, in Gaza province.

15.  Opening of stalls selling food products, with the sale of alcoholic beverages prohibited.

16.  Visiting of museums and galleries at 100% capacity.

17.  Shopping centers open from 9:00 am to 8:00 pm, Monday to Saturday, and 9:00 am to 6:00 pm on Sundays and holidays.

18.  Other commercial establishments open from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm, remaining closed on Sundays and holidays.

19.  Bakeries open from 5:00 am to 8:00 pm.

20.  Wholesale establishments open from 7:00 am to 5:00 pm from Monday to Saturday, remaining closed on Sundays and holidays. 

21.  Bottle stores are open from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm from Monday to Saturday, remaining closed on Sundays and holidays. Onsite consumption of alcohol and home delivery service of alcohol are prohibited.

22.  Distribution and sale of alcoholic products by official distributors from 7:00 am to 8:00 pm, Monday to Saturday, and from 7:00 am to 1:00 pm on Sundays and holidays.

23.  In restaurants, the maximum capacity must not exceed the limit of 4 persons per table indoors and 6 persons per table, outdoors.

24.  Bars are allowed to open, as long as they have properly ventilated areas, operating from 9:00 am to 9:00 pm, not exceeding 20% of its maximum capacity indoors and 50% outdoors.