Amid national restrictions including school closure due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Mozambican first lady Isaura Nyusi called on parents and their children nationwide to celebrate the International Children’s Day at home.
Nyusi, who currently spearheads a campaign aimed at raising awareness about COVID-19, sent out the message in a statement as the country entered a third 30-day state of emergency on Monday.
“This year, the celebrations are going to be different. There will be no hugs, games or other usual activities. We believe that the children and parents will stay united as family, at home. Together, we will beat COVID-19,” reads the message.
Health authorities have expressed concerns over kids out of parental control wandering on streets outside as schools in the country were closed on March 23 to deal with the pandemic.
President Filipe Nyusi on Monday also called on children to overcome the current difficulties and dedicate themselves to learning at home, using methods at their disposal.
This year the Children’s Day was celebrated under the theme “To protect children is to guarantee the future of Mozambique.” Enditem