Covid-19: Traditional Labor Day rallies cancelled in Morocco

Covid-19: Traditional Labor Day rallies cancelled in Morocco

The Moroccan government has decided to ban the  Labor Day rallies  traditionally held on May 1st due to the ongoing restrictions imposed in the country to curb the spread of the coronavirus pandemic.


The state of public health emergency has been extended in Morocco on April 10 for another month. Furthermore, the North African Kingdom is observing a night curfew during the holy month Ramadan from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. This means that Taraweeh and night prayers are prohibited in Mosques which remain open for worshippers during daylight hours.


Moroccan authorities say these precautionary measures have been recommended by the national health experts’ panel which continues to insist on social distancing, face-mask wearing and vaccination against coronavirus.


The Government urged trade unions not to violate the state of health emergency on May 1st as demonstrations and rallies are banned to avoid a surge in Covid19 infections and preserve the positive results achieved in the fight against this virus.


Meanwhile, the Health Ministry announced that it is suspending the vaccination campaign on Labor Day,  and that the appointments already scheduled for May 1 are therefore postponed to Monday May 3, in the same vaccination centers.


In Morocco, the coronavirus has infected so far 510,465 people and killed 9,015 others. Vaccination campaign in the country is going on after receiving more vaccines. Over 9.1 million people have been immunized in the Kingdom, including 4.7 million people who received their two shots.

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