Daily Archives: July 20, 2020

Mozambique: A Further 56 COVID-19 Patients, and 64 Recoveries

Maputo — The Mozambican health authorities reported on Sunday a further 56 cases of the Covid-19 respiratory disease, but also announced that another 64 patients have made a full recovery from the disease. A Sunday press release from the Ministry of Health said that, since the start of the pandemic, 46,556 people have been tested

South Africa: Miners Screened Before Returning to South Africa

Maputo — More than 500 Mozambican mineworkers were screened for the Covid-19 respiratory disease on their return to South Africa at the cross-border Occupational Health Centre set up by the International Organisaton for Migration (IOM), in cooperation with the Mozambican health and labour ministries. The centre was initially set up to screen miners for tuberculosis,

Mozambique: Pandemic Shuts Down Buzi Gas Exploration

Maputo — The Covid-19 pandemic has forced Mozambique’s National Hydrocarbon Company (ENH) to interrupt the exploratory opening of wells, looking for oil and natural gas in Buzi district, in the central province of Sofala. After initial attempts in the 1960s, the search for hydrocarbons in Buzi resumed early this year. The operators in Buzi are

Mozambique: CTA Chairperson Transferred to South Africa

Maputo — The chairperson of Mozambique’s Confederation of Business Associations (CTA), Agostinho Vuma, who was shot and seriously injured on 12 July, has been transferred to South Africa for further medical treatment, reports the independent television station, STV. He had been undergoing treatment at the Heart Institute in central Maputo, where doctors operated to remove

Mozambique: Police Accused of Collaborating With Illegal Miners

  Maputo — In the northern Mozambican province of Nampula, members of the police force are involved in illegal artisanal mining, and obstruct the work of government inspectors, according to the provincial chief inspector of mineral resources and energy, Adelto Cumbana, cited in Monday’s issue of the Maputo daily “Noticias”. “The police ought to protect

Study: Oxford Coronavirus Vaccine Induces Immune Response in Early Test

A coronavirus vaccine being developed by scientists at Oxford University has been shown to produce a strong immune response, according to early-stage clinical trials. The results, published Monday in the British medical journal The Lancet, found the vaccine developed by pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca and Oxford University generated both antibody and T-cell immune responses, which are hoped