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Morocco / Covid-19: State of health emergency extended by one month


AA / Rabat / Khalid Mejdoub

The Moroccan government decided on Thursday to extend for one month the state of health emergency imposed as part of the measures to combat the coronavirus pandemic.

On December 21, the government announced the imposition of a state of health emergency for a period of 3 weeks, in order to stem the spread of Covid-19, and the decision has since been extended before its expiry .

The government’s latest extension decision was supposed to expire on July 10.

At the end of its weekly meeting, the government said in a statement consulted by the correspondent of the Anadolu Agency: “It has been decided to extend the state of health emergency in all regions of the country until August 10. . “

As part of the state of health emergency, the government can take exceptional measures to limit the repercussions of the Covid-19 pandemic.

On May 20, the Moroccan government announced the decision to reduce the nighttime curfew hours from 11 p.m. (10 p.m. GMT) to 4:30 a.m. (3:30 GMT). These times were previously between 8 p.m. (7 p.m. GMT). G) until 6 a.m. (5 a.m. GMT).

As of Wednesday evening, contamination by the coronavirus in Morocco had reached 538,589 cases, including 9,346 deaths, and 522,377 healings, according to official data.

The number of vaccines administered reached 10,317,000 doses, out of the country’s 36 million inhabitants, a rate among the fastest in Africa and the Arab world.

* Translated from Arabic by Mourad Belhaj

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