Morocco Extends Health Emergency State Until Feb 28

Morocco Extends Health Emergency State Until Feb 28

RABAT, Jan 28 (NNN-MAP) – The Moroccan government, yesterday extended the state of health emergency throughout the country until Feb 28, in an attempt to curb the COVID-19 pandemic.

The government’s spokesperson, Mustapha Baitas, announced the decision, following the cabinet’s online meeting, adding that, no decision yet was taken, about the reopening of the country’s borders.

The suspension of international passenger flights and the closure of Morocco’s borders, came into force on Nov 29, 2021, to curb the spread of the new COVID-19 variant, Omicron.

Meanwhile, Morocco’s Health Ministry reported yesterday, 5,560 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the total infections in the country to 1,120,087.

The North African country launched a nationwide vaccination campaign on Jan 28, 2021, after the arrival of the first shipment of China’s Sinopharm vaccines.– NNN-MAP


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