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President of Mozambique declares state of emergency, planning to block port

2 Apr 2020 13:03 reported by Vicky Wang

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The President of Mozambique announced that in order to cope with the coronavirus, the country will enter a state of emergency starting from April 1st, with 30 days of three-level alert and the country will enter a state of self-isolation.

Mozambique is a free trade port area, so they have always been concerned by the surrounding countries, but with the global epidemic gradually increasing, Mozambique was now raising the issue of port closures to neighboring countries.

At present, it has been shown that Mozambique's main chromium resource export port (Port of Beira and Port of Maputo) were more likely to face a blockade. The specific blockade time has not yet been clear, and the country was negotiating with its neighboring countries.

Every year, a large number of chromium resources were exported from South Africa and Mozambique-related ports. South Africa has now closed its port. If Mozambique also confirmed the blockade, the supply of mainstream chromium-based resources will be significantly reduced.

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