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Travel ban and distance learning, among the new restrictive measures in Casablanca

Written by FDM

From September 7, a series of firm restrictive measures are imposed to stop the spread of Covid-19 in Casablanca.

Casablanca is resubjected to restrictive measures once again due to the increase in the number of cases of Covid-19 contamination.  Public authorities have announced, Sunday evening, the introduction of a travel ban to and from the city with the exception of travel authorization issued by the competent local authority.

Other decisions include: closing local markets at 3 p.m., closing cafes and shops at 8 p.m., closing restaurants at 9 p.m., and imposing a curfew at night from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m., except for health and safety executives, employees in vital and sensitive sectors, and in the transport of goods, provided they can justify their night work. Measures applied for the next 14 days until the epidemiological situation in the city improves.

Another announcement is related to school presence. All schools including primary, middle, high schools, and universities will be closed. Indeed, the Ministry of National Education, Vocational Training, Higher Education and Scientific Research has announced that distance education will be adopted in public and private schools and foreign missions located in neighborhoods closed or classified as epidemic centers nationally. These students will join their schools only after the improvement of the epidemiological situation in these districts, specifies the Department, adding that the regional academies of education and training will announce the list of the establishments concerned at the level of each provincial direction.