extension of the state of health emergency until December 31, 2021

extension of the state of health emergency until December 31, 2021
extension of the state of health emergency until December 31, 2021

AA/Rabat

The Moroccan government announced on Thursday the one-month extension of the state of health emergency in the country to deal with 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 curb the spread of the coronavirus pandemic, since then the decision has been extended before its expiry.

The government’s latest extension decision is supposed to expire on November 30.

This extension aims to “continue to ensure the effectiveness and efficiency of the measures and procedures taken by the authorities to deal with the spread of the pandemic”, reads the government press release.

On November 9, the Moroccan government decided to lift the night curfew throughout the country, after the improvement of the epidemiological situation in the Kingdom.

As of Wednesday evening, Covid-19 infections in Morocco had reached 949,263 cases, including 14,770 deaths and 931,433 recoveries.

It should be noted that the number of beneficiaries of the vaccination campaign, which began on January 28 and until Wednesday, reached 24,400,000 people, out of a population of around 36 million, which is the largest vaccination process in the region. Arab world and Africa.

* Translated from Arabic by Wejden Jlassi

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