News & Analysis: Morocco

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

Analyzing Africa’s Second Wave of COVID-19

“2020 saw COVID-19 infect over 2.7 million Africans and kill over 65,000. A surge of cases in the last quarter of the year, combined with the emergence of more contagious mutations, pose new challenges for Africa in 2021.”

via Africa Center for Strategic Studies

Morocco suspends flights with UK over virus variant

“Morocco has suspended all flights to and from the United Kingdom until further notice amid the emergence of a new coronavirus strain.”

via Anadolu Agency

Majority of Africans would take a safe and effective COVID-19 vaccine

“A survey conducted by the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC), in partnership with the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) has shown that a predominant majority (79% average) of respondents in Africa would take a COVID-19 vaccine if it were deemed safe and effective.”

via Africa CDC

Morocco’s COVID-19 cases surpass 400,000

“Morocco registered 1,217 new COVID-19 cases on Monday, taking the tally in the North African country to 400,826, the health ministry said in a statement.”

via Xinhua News

Spain, Morocco Plan to Promote Post-COVID-19 Economic Recovery

“Spanish Minister of Foreign Affairs Arancha Gonzalez Laya said on Tuesday that Spain and Morocco are engaged in promoting their economic recovery. Although the post-pandemic economic recovery is one priority for the two countries, Morocco and Spain share formal agreements in several fields, such as security.”

via Morocco World News