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Maputo Jose Tembe BBC News, Maputo

The Mozambican health ministry has told all companies and institutions in the capital, Maputo, to set up isolation rooms within their premises for holding people suspected to have contracted coronavirus.

Firms have also been told to set up “Covid-19 management institutional commission” to manage suspected and confirmed cases of Covid-19 and to keep in contact with health authorities.

The commissions will include people trained on how to handle the disease.

The country has lately witnessed a steady increase in the number of confirmed cases, particularly in Maputo.

Nearly 137,000 people have been tested for coronavirus so far with almost 8,600 confirmed cases. There have been 59 deaths and 5,205 recoveries.