COVID-19: Morocco’s Ministry of Health Calls Last Week the ‘Worst’

“The number of cases is increasing. The number of deaths is increasing. The number of patients in critical condition is increasing. It was a bad week,” said Mouad Mrabet, a coordinator at the National Center for Public Health Emergency Operations, affiliated to the Ministry of Health.”

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Morocco Closes 7 Livestock Markets for Breaching COVID-19 Preventive Measures

“A joint press release from ministries of interior and agriculture announced that authorities have closed seven livestock markets across Morocco for failing to comply with sanitary measures amid the COVID-19 pandemic.”

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Frustration Mounts After Morocco Suspends Travel to, from 8 Major Cities

“On Sunday evening, thousands of Moroccans took to highways, looking for a way to reach their homes after Morocco’s government decided to suspend all travel to and from eight major cities.”

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Morocco Adopts Amended 2020 Finance Bill in Light of COVID-19

“The legal text insists on the establishment of sectoral conventions to relaunch Morocco’s economy, taking into consideration the specificities of every sector and the impacts of the COVID-19 crisis. The updated finance bill allocates MAD 5 billion ($518 million) to accompany businesses in their relaunch period, including public enterprises.”

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Morocco to Reopen Borders for Moroccans, Foreign Residents July 14

“Morocco’s ministries of foreign affairs and the interior announced Wednesday the reopening of borders for Moroccans and foreign residents living in Morocco, as well as their families, starting July 14. Maghreb Arab Press said Morocco will reopen air and sea borders for Moroccan citizens and foreign residents at midnight on July 14.”

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Air Arabia Morocco Details Plan for Domestic Flight Resumption

“The low-cost Emirati airline Air Arabia announced today its intent to resume domestic flight activity in Morocco starting June 25. Air Arabia pledges a gradual resumption by launching only 14 air connections to and from seven major cities, including Agadir, Dakhla, Fez, Marrakech, Nador, Rabat, and Tangier.”

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Minister: Morocco to Announce Resumption of Some Suspended Activities

“Spokesperson of the Moroccan government Saaid Amzazi said officials intend to announce the resumption of some currently prohibited activities as soon as possible. He said the decision is part of Morocco’s strategy to gradually ease national confinement measures, taking into account the epidemiological situation in each region.”

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Moroccan Scientists Determine Genetic Code of Novel Coronavirus

“A team of Moroccan scientists has managed to fully analyze the genetic codes of six viruses that emerged in Morocco at the end of March and the beginning of April, including SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19.”

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Private Moroccan Clinics Charge Over $400 for COVID-19 Screening Tests

“Moroccan daily Al Massae reported on June 6 that private clinics in Morocco are charging MAD 4,000 ($413) for COVID-19 screening tests.”

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How Young Moroccans Are Leading the Fight Against COVID-19

“Today we see young Moroccans producing face masks, distributing food packages and hand sanitizers, and raising awareness through social media and volunteering. Young professionals, scientists, healthcare workers, professors, journalists, activists, artists, and many others are joining forces and mobilizing massively to serve their country as an integral part of Morocco’s national response plan.”

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