The President of Mozambique promulgated the Presidential Decree no. 14/2020, dated 28 May 2020, extending the State of Emergency for another 30 days (i.e. until 29 June 2020).
The extension of the State of Emergency keeps all the measures implemented in the first declaration of the State of Emergency, since 1 April 2020, such as:
• Expected upcoming adoption of sustainable fiscal and monetary policy measures to support the private sector in facing the economic impact of the pandemic;
• Suspension of the issuance of entry visas and cancellation of visas already issued;
• Limitation of the entry and exit of persons from Mozambican territory, except for matters of State interest, humanitarian aid, health and cargo transport;
• Suspension of all procedural and administrative deadlines, including disciplinary proceedings;
• Suspension of prescription and expiry periods for all processes and procedures;
• Application of the court holidays regime to procedural and judicial procedures, without prejudice to urgent acts;
• Maintenance of the Registry and Notary services, banking, insurance and other financial services, Posts and Telecommunications.
New measures were also adopted:
• Mandatory home quarantine, from 14 to 21 days, for all citizens arriving in the country who had been in places with active cases or who have had direct contact with confirmed cases of COVID-19.
We will issue an update to this newsflash once there are further developments.