The Moroccan government decided after a meeting of the Council of Ministers on Tuesday to prolong health through the COVID-19 pandemic with 8,437 cases and 210 deaths in the country until the next July 10.
The project presented by Interior Minister Abdelouafi Laftit also provides for a gradual reduction in the restrictions imposed since March 20, when the state of emergency was declared, which will depend on the epidemiological situation in each region.
The text, explains the Moroccan news agency MAP, also empowers civil governors and local authorities to take similar action in prefectures, provinces and municipalities in the kingdom.
This is the third time that the Moroccan government has decided to renew health status since it was first adopted on March 20. The Kingdom of North Africa is one of the three countries most affected by the pandemic in the region, after Algeria and Egypt, which are the worst affected alongside South Africa.