Mozambique’s main opposition party suggests extension of State of Emergency

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The main opposition party in Mozambique Renamo on Monday called on the government to extend the State of Emergency as a way to prevent the spread of COVID-19, and to provide more support for the vulnerable population.

The party leader Ossufo Momade told the press in Maputo that Renamo recommends the extension of the state of emergency in view of the progressive increase in the spread of COVID-19, to prevent the country from reaching the “lockdown” stage, which could be “catastrophic”.

Momade also proposed that under the State of Emergency, water and electrical power services should be free for the poorest population, employees and workers who receive the minimum wage.

“We recommend the government to create financial and moral incentives for employees exposed to the risk of contamination such as doctors, nurses, police officers, and other public officials in the areas of essential care,” said Momade.

He also suggested that fire brigades be used to disinfect public places.

The regulations of the State of Emergency became effective in Mozambique since April 1 due to the pandemic of COVID-19, and were supposed to last for 30 days. Enditem

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