Hard to believe, but today was already my last day in Vilankulo. Before Joaquim and I would drive back to Maputo in the late morning, I was looking forward to visiting the museum and gallery of Izelia and Carlos.
Easter is the oldest Christian festival celebrating the resurrection of Jesus Christ worldwide. Especially in Germany, children look forward to colourfully painted Easter eggs and chocolate bunnies that the Easter Bunny has hidden for them. But what does Easter look like in Africa?
Since December 2020, infection rates in Mozambique have been rising significantly. This is due to the increased occurrence of the novel SARS-CoV-2 virus variants. For this reason, Mozambique has been classified as a risk area with a particularly high risk of infection by the German Federal Foreign Office.
Despite intensive efforts to keep the number of coronavirus cases low in Mozambique, there is an upward trend in the number of infections. For this reason, head of state Filipe Nyusi extended on Sunday, June 28, 2020, the state of emergency for another 30 days - and for the third time in a row. It is valid now until 29. July 2020. In this way, the Mozambican president wants to avoid a new peak of the pandemic in his country in order to reduce the pressure on hospitals.