Morocco: Sixth coronavirus case confirmed

Morocco: Sixth coronavirus case confirmed

Morocco’s Health Ministry confirmed this Wednesday afternoon a sixth coronavirus case.


The patient is a French woman of Senegalese origin. The 64-year old woman arrived in Fez from France on Thursday, March 5.


The woman showed coronavirus symptoms on March 7, the ministry said.


Health authorities announced two more cases earlier in the day. The new patients are the wife and the daughter of the third coronavirus carrier reported in Morocco, a French tourist who arrived in Marrakech on March 7 with his family.

The two were already quarantined by the Moroccan medical teams within the frame of the prevention measures before the confirmation of their infection with the virus.


The three French nationals are currently receiving all necessary medical care and their condition is “not worrying”, according to health officials.


The two first coronavirus cases reported in Morocco, a 39-year old man and an 89-year old woman, both came from Italy, the epicenter of Europe’s coronavirus epidemic. The old woman, who was suffering from chronic respiratory and cardiovascular diseases passed away on Tuesday.


Some 300 persons who had been in contact with the confirmed cases are under observation.


Health authorities announced that the country is in the first phase of the novel coronavirus outbreak as all confirmed patients contracted the virus abroad.

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