Moroccan Nationals Repatriated from Wuhan Free of Coronavirus- official

All Moroccans who were evacuated from Wuhan, which has been at the center of a coronavirus outbreak, are in good health as they continue to be closely monitored, Moroccan health official said.

Morocco repatriated 167 people on board the RAM Dreamliner a week ago. They were transferred to Hospital Sidi Said in Meknes and military hospital Mohammed V in Rabat, which have been prepared to host them for an observation period of 20 days to ensure their safety and that of their families.

Head of infectious and tropical center in Rabat, Abdelkrim Meziane Belfkih, assured that Morocco has set up a special committee to take measures to protect Moroccans against the virus.

He said screenings for symptoms are taking place in all entry points in Moroccan airports and ports adding that those with symptoms undergo virus tests.

The repatriated passengers from Wuhan, mostly students, have been accompanied by a civilian and military medical team.

The King has ordered their repatriation to Morocco and the setting up of measures to prevent the spread of the virus in the country.

The number of deaths in China has exceeded 1000 – but the number of newly-infected people per day has stabilized.

Across China, 40,171 people are infected while 187,518 are under medical observation.

Meanwhile, 60 more people have tested positive on a cruise ship quarantined in Japan off Yokohama, – meaning 130 out of 3,700 passengers have caught the virus.

The WHO on Saturday said the number of new cases in China was “stabilizing” – but warned it was too early to say if the virus had peaked.

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