News & Analysis: Morocco

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

Pan-African Parliament President Applauds Morocco’s COVID-19 Crisis Management

“The North African country was among the first countries that adopted proactive measures, including the announcement of a state of emergency a few weeks after the outbreak of the virus in Morocco.”

via Morocco World News

Morocco made good monetary and fiscal choices in the face of COVID-19, IMF Chief says

“Morocco made ‘good choices’ in terms of monetary and fiscal policy in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, said Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund, Kristalina Georgieva, who highlighted the very strong partnership between the international financial institution and the Kingdom.”

via The North Africa Post

COVID-19 Vaccinations in Morocco Exceed 250,000

“Moroccan health authorities announced 795 new recoveries from COVID-19, increasing the total number of recovered patients in the country to 450,847. The number represents a national recovery rate of 95.5%.”

via Morocco World News

African countries are turning to Russia, India, and China for COVID-19 vaccines despite skepticism

“As more African countries record the second wave of coronavirus infections, and some record novel and more infectious variants, African governments are turning toward COVID-19 vaccines produced by Russia, India, and China despite skepticism about some of these vaccines.”

via Quartz Africa

Morocco approves AstraZeneca/Oxford COVID-19 vaccine

“Morocco’s health ministry on Wednesday approved the COVID-19 vaccine developed by AstraZeneca and Oxford University for emergency use, Health Minister Khalid Ait Taleb said. Morocco had announced it plans to launch a free vaccination campaign targeting 25 million people, or 80% of its population.”

via Reuters