Stranded in different parts of the world more than 31,800 Moroccans could soon return to the country. “The scenarios relating to this case are ready and I hope that the good news will be announced soon,” assured the head of the government, Saad Eddine El Othmani, during a plenary session of the House of Representatives devoted to the discussion of his presentation on “the containment management for after May 20 ”.
El Othmani said that refusing to allow Moroccans stranded abroad, including parliamentarians and high-ranking officials, to return to the country is “a state decision”. Insisting on the right of these citizens to return home, he said that the government has worked since the beginning of the crisis on all repatriation scenarios and has taken all measures to ensure that this operation takes place in the best conditions, especially in terms of containing the spread of the virus.
As a reminder, the consulates and embassies have paid for the accommodation costs of 6,573 out of the 31,800 citizens surveyed, as well as the healthcare costs of hundreds of others. Finally, 150 support and follow-up cells have been created, including a hundred at the embassies and consulates of the Kingdom.