Jose Tembe BBC News, Maputo

oronavirus cases in Mozambique have fallen sharplyin the first two weeks of September, according to data from the health ministry.

In the first 13 days of the month, there were 2,943 new cases of Covid-19 and 107 hospital admissions – a big drop from the 15,385 cases and 542 admissions reported in the same period in August.

Over that same period, the number of coronavirus deaths fell by 88.3% – from 256 in August to 30 in September.

These improvements, the health ministry said, were largely due to the effectiveness of measures taken by the government to restrict the spread of the disease.Article share tools