A curfew was announced for the capital from Friday (5 Feb). This evening President Filipe Nyusi said no one can be on the streets from 21.00 until 04.00 the next day in Maputo, Matola, Marracuene and Boane. The curfew will last at least 30 days.
Nationally, there can be no conferences or religious services, and religious and conference buildings are closed. All private social events are banned, except weddings limited to 20 people; government events are limited to 50 people. Shopping centres must close at 19.00 and restaurants at 20.00 - which means restaurants must be empty of customers and workers by 20.00. All other previous restrictions continue; beaches and schools remain closed.