17 April 2020 – MINEC suspends provision of services and assistance to foreign NGOs

Type of Intervention: Other Announcement, Co-operation agreement
Sectors Involved: Foreign Affairs
Intervention Categories: Social and physical distancing measures; Closing businesses/institutions/operations
Level of Jurisdiction: National
Lead People/Agency: The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation

Overview: The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation will suspend, as of today (20.04.2020), the provision of consular services and assistance to foreign non-governmental organisations:
– The suspension of those public services would be made in response to preventive measures against the new coronavirus.
– Some diplomatic and consular missions from Mozambique abroad have already resumed their work offices.
– Other Mozambican diplomatic and consular missions continue to work, from home, in the context of the prevention of Covid-19.

Full details here: https://www.portaldogoverno.gov.mz/por/Imprensa/Noticias/MINEC-suspende-prestacao-de-servicos-e-assistencia-as-ONG-s-estrangeiras

Type of Justification: Advice of INTERNAL government advisory committee or group, Learning from other jurisdictions
Evidence/Justification: Preventive measures against the new coronavirus