COVID-19: State of health emergency extended in Morocco until January 31, 2023
The Moroccan Government decided at the cabinet’s weekly meeting Thursday to extend the state of health emergency until January 31, 2023, to continue to ensure the effectiveness and efficiency of measures taken by public authorities to stem the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic.
The Government Council examined and adopted a draft decree, presented by the Minister of the Interior, Abdelouafi Laftit, extending the state of health emergency throughout the national territory until January 31, 2023.
The state of health emergency, in force since March 2020 and that was scheduled to expire this December 31, 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 and update its preventive measures depending on the epidemiological situation.
Despite an improvement in the epidemiological situation in recent months, the number of COVID-19 has witnessed an upward trend recently.