COVID-19: Morocco extends vaccination to 25-year olds

COVID-19: Morocco extends vaccination to 25-year olds

Morocco is making steady strides towards reaching herd immunity by extending vaccination to the youth aged 25 years old as the vaccine flow continues unhindered.

 

Morocco has started a free vaccination campaign in January and has already inoculated the elderly, people with chronic diseases and frontline staff.

 

The Moroccan health ministry has also adopted a set of measures to make vaccination accessible during the holiday season allowing citizens to take doses in which ever city they are.

 

So far, nearly 10 million people have been fully vaccinated against Covid-19 in the North African Kingdom, while more than 11.7 others have received a first dose of a coronavirus vaccine, making of Moroccans by far Africa’s largest vaccinated population.

 

However, despite the steady vaccination rate, Morocco has witnessed lately a surge in the number of daily new cases, prompting the authorities to tighten restrictions to counter the spread of the virus. They banned night travel throughout the Kingdom from 11 p.m. to 4:30 a.m., with the exception of people working in vital and essential sectors and activities.

 

Cafes, restaurants and public transport means are required not to exceed 50% of their capacity, while weddings and other celebrations were banned.

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