Morocco extends health emergency status to 31 January

Hauwa Mustapha

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The Moroccan government has extended the nationwide health state of emergency to 31st January, report says.

The decision comes after a rise in COVID-19 infections in the country.

The Moroccan Ministry of Health reported 427 new COVID-19 infections and 3 deaths on Wednesday 23rd December, bringing the number of confirmed cases in the country to 953,724.

The government on Monday banned all New Year’s Eve parties and special events organized in hotels, restaurants, and tourist establishments.

A curfew on New Year’s Eve will be imposed between 12:00 a.m. to 6:00 a.m. in a bid to reinforce the preventive measures.

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