News & Analysis: Morocco

Active COVID-19 Cases Reach 71,387 in Morocco

“Morocco’s Health Ministry has been warning citizens about the importance of taking preventive measures, including wearing masks properly. The ministry also urged citizens eligible for the vaccine to visit the nearest center to receive the vaccination.”

via Morocco World News

Vaccine demand spirals as third wave hits home

“As the third wave of the coronavirus pandemic sweeps across Africa, the continent has become the most vulnerable region hit by the more transmissible Delta variant of the disease due to lack of vaccines and health facilities.”

via Africa Confidential

Morocco to Spearhead Vaccine Production in Africa

“Morocco plans to launch its vaccine production capabilities soon, with the initial batch scheduled to be released in a few weeks.”

via Morocco World News

Morocco to re-open airports to international flights on June 15

“Morocco will re-open its airports to international flights on June 15 as it continues a steady vaccination campaign in tandem with a careful lifting of measures to curb the spread of the virus. All Moroccan and foreign travelers have to submit either a proof of vaccination against coronavirus or a negative PCR test no older than 48 hours in order to be let into the country, the foreign ministry said.”

via The North Africa Post

Morocco Bans Eid al-Fitr Prayers Due to COVID-19

“With its ongoing vaccination campaign, Morocco is also intensifying efforts to reach herd immunity by the end of 2022 by vaccinating as many as 33 million people (80% of Morocco’s population).”

via Morocco World News

Morocco’s aerospace ecosystem faces up to COVID-19

“The growth of Morocco’s aerospace industry was stopped in its tracks by the pandemic but market experts are bullish about the sector’s underlying health.”

via African Business

Minister of Labro: Morocco’s Ramadan Night Curfew Necessary to Prevent COVID-19 Spread

“Morocco imposed the Ramadan night curfew after the recent increase of COVID-19 cases in Morocco’s regions.”

via Morocco World News

COVID-19: Morocco suspends flights to and from Tunisia

“The Moroccan authorities decided to suspend flights to and from Tunisia as of April 15, until further notice, the Moroccan Airports Authority announced.”

via Tunis Afrique Presse

Morocco suspends all flight connections with Tunisia as COVID-19 new variants emerge

“The decision by Moroccan authorities is a blow to Tunisia which is set to re-open its airports from April 19 for tourists for this tourism season.”

via The North Africa Post

Morocco’s COVID-19 response ‘an example to emulate’

“Morocco’s response to the COVID-19 crisis has so far been exceptionally efficient. It reacted very quickly and effectively to stem the spread of the disease in the first place, then moved swiftly to put place measures to protect livelihoods, build up a war chest and roll out a comprehensive vaccination programme.”

via New African Magazine