A powerful storm approaching Mozambique is expected to intensify into a tropical cyclone on Friday, the United Nations’ humanitarian agency OCHA said, bringing heavy winds and rains to a region devastated by Cyclone Idai nearly two years ago.
Mozambique has applied to access COVID-19 vaccines through the global vaccine distribution scheme co-led by the World Health Organisation, giving it the option to buy doses for at least 20% of its population, President Filipe Nyusi said on Wednesday.
Hundreds of travellers at the Lebombo Border Post, linking Mozambique and South Africa, are still frustrated as they are forced to queue for too long waiting to go through the border.
Zimbabwe has postponed the re-opening of schools planned for next week, the government said on Wednesday, due to a surge in coronavirus infections and a tropical storm sweeping through the region.
The powerful tropical storm Chalane made landfall near the central Mozambique city of Beira early on Wednesday, bringing heavy rain and wind but less damage than had been initially expected to an area devastated by a cyclone nearly two years ago.