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Mozambique LNG in lockdown

Total’s project is at the heart of the country’s Covid-19 outbreak, after an infected worker travelled from Maputo to remote Afungi facility

Total’s Mozambique LNG project has become the centre of the country’s Covid-19 outbreak, following the first diagnosis in the country on 1 April. The French major is walking a delicate line between trying to keep the outbreak insulated from the local community, and the rest of the country, while managing the risk of having a significant and growing number of people infected with a potentially fatal disease living on a remote project camp, far from hospital facilities. Of the 76 cases diagnosed in Mozambique by 27 April, 66 were connected to the outbreak in Afungi, Cabo Delgado, which can be traced back to one Mozambican employee of Total that the government says was infected while on a vis

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