Morocco to allow home isolation as coronavirus cases spike

Morocco’s health ministry gave a go-ahead for home isolation of coronavirus cases as a surge in infections loaded hospitals in some major cities such as Casablanca and Tangier.

The ministry said that asymptomatic infected people will be asked to receive their treatment at home provided that other family members or flat-mates leave the house for 14 days. If this was not possible, then medical services will monitor their health as contact cases.

Vulnerable people suffering from underlying health conditions will also have to leave the house where a covid-19 patient is staying or else the infected person will be transferred to a medical facility.

Infected people aged over 65 and those suffering from illnesses such as asthma and other respiratory diseases, hypertension, diabetes, obesity, impaired organs, cancer or lack of immunity shall receive treatment in hospitals.

 

Morocco has recorded a surge of cases over the last week, which coincided with the Eid holiday and the ensuing high mobility of people, with 1283 infections registered on Wednesday, the highest single day cases since the emergence of the pandemic in the country on March 2.

 

The new tally brings the number of total cases to 28500, including 435 deaths and 19994 recoveries.

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