Morocco-COVID-19: State of health emergency extended until 31 March 2022
The Moroccan Government decided this Thursday at the cabinet’s weekly meeting to extend the state of health emergency until March 31, as part of efforts to stem the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic.
The Government Council examined and adopted, this Thursday, February 24, a draft decree, presented by the Minister of the Interior, extending the state of health emergency throughout the national territory until March 31. 2022.
The state of health emergency, in force since March 2020 and that was scheduled to expire this February, 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 nearly 24 million persons, i.e. about 63.0 % of the population.