COVID-19: Morocco extends precautionary measures by two weeks

Morocco decided on Monday the extension of the precautionary measures to fight COVID-19 by additional two weeks, starting Tuesday, March 2 at 9.m., a government press release said.

The press release pointed out that this decision is taken on the basis of the recommendations by the Scientific and Technical Commission concerning the need to maintain the necessary measures to fight the coronavirus.

This extension also follows the evolution of this pandemic on a global level after the appearance of new strains of the virus. It is part of the ongoing efforts to curb the spread of the epidemic and limit its negative repercussions, the statement said.

Under this decision, the Moroccan authorities will continue imposing the curfew that prevents citizens and residents from movement between 9 p.m. and 6 a.m. every night, except for people who have exceptional reasons, and businesses have to close at 8 p.m. every evening.

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