Morocco to stop taking inmates to courts for a month
Moroccan penitentiary administration decided to ban inmates from attending hearing sessions for a month as the number of infections among them has surged recently.
At least 1736 have been tested including 961 prisoners and 775 employees. The tests showed that 53 prisons were coronavirus free.
However, cases rose in the prison of Ouarzazate to 270 among prisoners and staff, while five cases were reported in Tangier.
The surge in cases has been ascribed to the trips taken by inmates to courts or hospitals. Therefore going out of prison will be limited to emergencies, penitentiary administration said.
The infected prisoners have been isolated within the prisons in line with the covid-19 protocol of the health ministry, authorities said.