Morocco reports more coronavirus recoveries than deaths

Morocco reported Friday 26 recoveries in a single day bringing the total number of cases that left hospital to 57 compared with 48 deaths as total infected cases jumped to 791, head of anti-pandemic center at the health ministry Mohamed El Youbi said.

So far, 85% of cases are in mild conditions while 15% are in a critical or serious health condition.

All coronavirus cases are receiving healthcare in different Moroccan hospitals as Morocco allowed the use of anti-malaria drug Chloroquine for treatment.

Locally infected cases rose to 75%, which requires more discipline in applying the confinement measures to avert the spread of the virus.

Full compliance with the confinement and physical distancing measures will enable Morocco to flatten the curve of infections, he said.

Morocco plans to increase its intensive care beds capacity to 3000 as it allocated $200 million to acquire health equipment to deal with coronavirus.

100,000 testing kits and collectors in addition to protective gear and other medicine to treat covid-19 patients.

Morocco is also encouraging local institutions and Universities to manufacture locally medical devices to assist the country’s efforts in the fight against the novel coronavirus.

In this connection, the Ministry of Industry, Trade, and Digital Economy brought together a cluster of 20 researchers and engineers who invented two 100% Morocco-made devices, an automatic ventilator and an infrared thermometer.

TV channel 2M which reported on the inventions said that prototype models of the inventions have been assembled, and that mass production should start shortly, after the Ministry of Health examines the efficiency of the devices and ensures they respect international health standards.

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