COVID-19: Morocco bans New Year’s Eve celebrations, adopts other precautionary measures

The Moroccan government announced, on Monday, a ban on New Year’s Eve celebrations, as part of a set of measures to curb the spread of the COVID-19.

Besides banning all New Year’s Eve celebrations, the measures also include banning the organization of parties and special events in hotels, restaurants, and tourist establishments.

Restaurants and cafes will be required to close at 11:30 p.m., while authorities will apply a night curfew on New Year’s Eve from 12:00 a.m. to 6:00 a.m.

These decisions were taken on the basis of legal provisions relating to the management of the state of health emergency, and as part of strengthening the preventive measures necessary to curb the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic.

They also aim to preserve the health of citizens and consolidate the important positive results achieved by the Kingdom in its fight against the pandemic.

The government underlines that the danger of the pandemic persists, stressing that the current situation requires strict respect by all citizens of public authorities’ instructions, in addition to the precautionary measures issued by health authorities.

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