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Morocco extends state of health emergency for an additional 3 weeks

Written by FDM

The Moroccan authorities have decided to extend the confinement of the population for another 3 weeks, until June 10, as part of preventive measures to combat the spread of coronavirus in the Kingdom.

The extension announcement was made on Monday, May 18, by the head of government, Saad Eddine El Otmani during a joint session of the House of Representatives and the House of Councilors, devoted to the presentation by the head of the government of “development of confinement management for after May 20”.

This decision could be justified by the rituals that normally accompany the feast of Eid Al Fitr (May 24 or 25), which coincides with the end of the date previously scheduled for the lift of containment (May 20 ).

These rituals (exchanges of visits, family reunions, trips, etc.) could undermine all the efforts made to stem the epidemic and to come to grips with the outbreaks among households that weigh down the national assessment of contamination with coronavirus.