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Morocco limits the city of Safí’s 300,000 residents after 50 cases of coronavirus have been discovered in a cannery

July 5, 2020

The Moroccan authorities have quarantined the 300,000 residents of Safí, a city on the Atlantic coast of Morocco, after finding a 50-positive outbreak of the coronavirus in a cannery in the city.

The city was quarantined on Saturday evening and its residents have to remain in total detention on Sunday, according to the Moroccan news agency MAP.

The governor of Wilaya or Marrakech-Safi Province, Karim Kassi-Lahlu, led a meeting this Saturday with regional and local security officials, the regional director and the provincial health delegate, as well as the authorities’ premises requiring general mobilization of public facilities.

Morocco limits the city of Safí’s 300,000 residents after 50 cases of coronavirus have been discovered in a canneryMorocco limits the city of Safí’s 300,000 residents after 50 cases of coronavirus have been discovered in a cannery

In total, the authorities reported 310 new positives in the past 24 hours to 10:00 a.m. on Sunday, adding 14,132 confirmed cases. There are two new deaths in the country, with 234 deaths accumulating in the country. There are also 81 new layoffs to add 9,410 salvaged patients.