Five Important Lessons From Morocco’s COVID-19 Response

“Morocco can take confidence from its early rapid response and the collaboration between the public and private sector, yet the country can benefit from more medical staff, public spending, and further innovation.”

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Moroccan Billionaire Aziz Akhannouch’s Fortune Triples Amid COVID-19

“The fortune of Moroccan billionaire and Agriculture Minister Aziz Akhannouch has more than tripled during the COVID-19 pandemic. According to Forbes magazine, Akhannouch’s net worth went from $1 billion in March to $3.5 billion in October.”

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Wedding Season Interrupted: How COVID-19 Impacts Moroccan Caterers

“Unlike other sectors in Morocco, for which the government set clear guidelines to operate within the special circumstances of COVID-19, the catering business still lacks the clarity of legal regulations. This leaves the whole sector in a heightened state of uncertainty.”

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Morocco’s Health Sector Suffers Lack of Human, Financial Resources

“Morocco’s health sector continues to suffer from a shortage in qualified human resources, as well as an insufficient budget. While the majority of indicators are progressing on a positive path, only time will tell if Morocco can ensure the good health and well-being of its population by 2030—the deadline of the UN SDGs.”

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COVID-19 Cost Morocco’s Poultry Sector $443 Million in 6 Months

“Morocco’s poultry sector activity achieved a turnover of MAD 32.5 billion in 2019, generating over 530,000 direct and indirect jobs. The sector, however, suffered a drastic drop in demand of -40%. The decrease is due to a lack of demand as scores of restaurants were closed due to lockdown and the pandemic.”

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Students Return to School in Morocco Against Backdrop of COVID-19

“The onset of a new school year is usually an exciting time for students, teachers, and parents. This week, however, some seven million primary and secondary students in Morocco are returning to school — some in-person, some online — with the added burden of the COVID-19 crisis.”

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COVID-19: Morocco Calls for International Help for Developing Countries

“Morocco’s Permanent Ambassador to the UN, Omar Zniber, has called for a coordinated and concerted response to meet the ‘urgent circumstances affecting global trade and development.'”

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South Korea Launches Project to Support Morocco’s COVID-19 Response

“The project, developed in partnership with NGO Global Care and Morocco’s Ministry of Health, aims to provide Moroccan hospitals and medical facilities with medical equipment and protective gear for health workers. It also aims to raise the awareness among Moroccans about COVID-19 and provide psychological support for vulnerable social groups.”

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Tangier Med Port Maintains Positive Turnover Despite COVID-19 Crisis

“The Tangier Med Port ended the first half of 2020 with positive economic indicators, despite the COVID-19 crisis. While the reduced passenger traffic negatively impacted the port’s activity, an increase in cargo traffic made up for the lost income.”

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Morocco Issues Strict Health Protocol Before School Reopening

“The Ministry of Education decided that, at the beginning of the 2020-2021 school year, school attendance is optional, as long as students follow classes remotely. Morocco’s Ministry of Education has issued a strict health protocol to ensure the safety of students [if they choose] to go back to school.”

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