Morocco-COVID-19: State of health emergency extended until Dec. 31

The Moroccan Government decided Thursday at the cabinet’s weekly meeting to extend the state of health emergency until December 31, as part of efforts to stem the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic.

 

The Government Council examined and adopted, this Thursday, November 25, 2021, a draft decree, presented by the Minister of the Interior, extending the state of health emergency throughout the national territory until December 31. 2021.

 

For the second time in a row, the state of health emergency has been extended for one month instead of two, as was previously the case.

 

The state of health emergency, in force since March 2020 and that was scheduled to expire on Nov. 30, 2021, seeks to preserve the progress made by Morocco in fighting the pandemic and minimize the danger related to the virus variants.

 

The state of health emergency enables the government to make swift, necessary decisions to curb the spread of COVID-19.

 

This umpteenth extension of the state of health emergency comes at a time Morocco is experiencing a decrease in daily COVID-19 cases, the North African country having recorded lately less than 200 cases a day and fewer fatalities.

 

The progress was made possible thanks to the steady continuation of the vaccination campaign, that enabled to inoculate some thirty million people.

 

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