21 June 2020 – City of Pemba becomes the second location to see community transmission

Type of Intervention: Other Announcement
Sectors Involved: Health
Level of Jurisdiction: National
Lead People/Agency: The Minister of Health

Overview: The Ministry of Health declared that the city of Pemba, in the province of Cabo Delgado, Mozambique, is the second location in Mozambique to see community transmission of the new coronavirus. This was based on the high positive percentage of samples tested (twice the national average of 3 percent), high interpersonal transferability, and change in the demographic profile of reported cases, coupled with rapid progression of the pandemic.
Full details here: http://www.misau.gov.mz/index.php/239-pemba-declarada-area-de-transmissao-comunitaria-da-covid-19

Type of Justification: Scientific Evidence (e.g. academic paper, report)
Source of Evidence or Justification: World Health Organisation