Morocco decided on Thursday to extend the state of health emergency throughout the country until February 28, 2022, as part of efforts aimed at curbing the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic.
This decision was announced during a press briefing held by the Minister Delegate in charge of Relations with the Parliament, Government's spokesperson, Mustapha Baitas, at the end of the Council.
Morocco is the first African nation to start a national campaign against Coronavirus, and now, a total of 24,643,727 people have received the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, while the number of fully vaccinated people (1st and 2nd doses) has reached 23,056,636, the ministry pointed out in its daily COVID-19 bulletin yesterday.
The same source added that 4,226,358people have received the third dose of the vaccine.
The total number of COVID-19 cases reported since the start of the outbreak of the virus rises to 1,107,525 while recoveries increase to 1,033,693, i.e. a recovery rate of 93.3%.