Mozambique’s former health minister, Helder Martins, has resigned from the government’s Covid-19 task force, citing bad leadership and a lack of consultation.
He accused the government of ignoring the task force’s advice and sometimes not asking for its opinion on Covid-19 matters, including on the reopening of bars and casinos which he said led to a rise in virus cases.
“I cannot be regarded as an accomplice in such unwise measures,” he said.
The former minister said the task force is headed by a “politician”, referring to the current health minister, Armindo Tiago.
The government has not responded to the accusations of not heeding the task force’s advice.