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Morocco announces the mandatory use of face masks in public 

Written by FDM

Experts speculated that we are in an active phase where COVID-19 is in asymptomatic, untested carriers. Wearing a mask is thus compulsory for everyone authorized to get out starting this Tuesday, March 7.


The wearing of protective masks is now compulsory as of this Tuesday, April 7. The decision concerns people authorized to leave their homes. To guarantee these masks in sufficient quantities and as part of the implementation of royal instructions, the authorities have mobilized a set of national manufacturers to produce them.

The sale price of the unit was set at 80 cents, thanks to the support of the Special Fund created for the management of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic. Wearing a mask is a duty and an obligation and any offender is liable to sanctions provided for by article 4 of Legislative Decree 2.20.292 which dictates prison terms of 1 to 3 months and a fine of 300 to 1,300 DH, or one of the two sentences.

As a reminder, experts from the Moroccan Society of Anesthesia, Analgesia, and Resuscitation (SMAAR) and the Moroccan Society of Emergency Medicine (SMMU) strongly recommended the population to wear an anti-projection mask in fabric folded several times (in the absence of a surgical mask) during the necessary exits during the confinement period and during the deconfinement phase.