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Mozambique president and wife test positive for COVID-19
MoFilipe Nyusi

The Times of India reported that the office of the Mozambican President said on Monday, President Filipe Nyusi and his wife Isaura have tested positive for Covid-19 and are isolating.

he presidency statement said, Nyusi and his wife took rapid tests and were asymptomatic but immediately decided to isolate while awaiting their PCR results.

Mozambique's coronavirus infections are at their peak, data from a Reuters tracker show, with the average number of new cases increasing for seven days in a row.

Mozambique streets/Pixabay
Mozambique streets/Pixabay

In total, it has recorded over 2,000 Covid-19 related deaths and 192,000 infections during the pandemic.

It should be noted that impoverished Mozambique is grappling with a debt crisis an Islamist insurgency as well as Covid-19.

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The discovery of massive natural gas reserves saw Mozambique emerges as a potentioal najor fuel exporter, but graft scandals and the insurgency have undermined that.

Source: indiatimes