The Mozambican President Filipe Nyusi, has urged people to comply with preventive measures and get vaccinated in order to curb the spread of the new coronavirus variant.
His declaration comes amid a rise in recent days of the number of daily infections.
“The situation is not good. The day before yesterday I was told of a situation where, in a set of 200 people, out of 133 tested, more than 60 people are infected in a small place, which means that the situation needs our care,” President Nyusi said on Tuesday.
The country has already confirmed 17 cases of the Omicron variant.
“Please come forward for the vaccines because at any time we may limit unvaccinated people,” he said.
The country has so far recorded a total of 155,000 cases, including 1,945 deaths.