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Coronavirus: Morocco’s Police Arrest 122 People for Violating Lockdown

Coronavirus: Morocco’s Police Arrest 122 People for Violating Lockdown

Moroccan police of the city of Salé (Rabat’s twin city) arrested on Monday 122 people including (nine minors) for breaking the rules of the public health emergency enforced in the country from March 20 until April 20 to prevent the spread of Covid-19.   The offenders were captured while they were on a public road […]

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COVID-19: Morocco declares health emergency, unveils rescue package to impacted workers & businesses

COVID-19: Morocco declares health emergency, unveils rescue package to impacted workers & businesses

Morocco has declared a health emergency and asked citizens not to leave home unless they receive an authorization from local authorities to buy essentials or go to work, an interior ministry statement said Thursday.   Movement will be restricted starting from Friday March 20 at 18:00 as a necessary measure after coronavirus cases started transmitting […]

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Coronavirus: World Bank pledges $60 mln to Kenya

The World Bank on Monday announced a $60 million grant to help Kenya battle the coronavirus outbreak. According to the World Bank, the funding will improve surveillance, laboratory services, isolation units, equipment, supplies and communication to help mitigate the virus in the East African nation. Kenya has confirmed four cases of the COVID-19 disease thus […]

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Coronavirus: King of Morocco takes decisive measures to limit spread of pandemic

At the instructions of King Mohammed VI, the Moroccan government took a series of decisive measures to limit the spread of the Coronavirus. King Mohammed VI thus gave his instructions to the government to create “immediately” a special fund dedicated to the management of the Coronavirus pandemic. The $1 billion fund, to be financed by […]

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African countries ban arrivals from virus-hit regions, close borders

Several African governments last weekend closed borders, canceled flights and imposed strict entry and quarantine requirements to contain the spread the coronavirus.   In Southern Africa, South African President Cyril Ramaphosa declared a national state of disaster and warned the outbreak could have a “potentially lasting” impact on the southern African nation.   The high-risk […]

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Morocco closes schools & universities over coronavirus fears

Morocco’s Ministry of National Education, Vocational Training, Higher Education and Scientific Research has decided to close schools and universities starting from Monday March 16.   In a press release issued, Friday, the Ministry said that the decision includes «kindergarten, educational institutions, vocational training schools, universities and other institutions that are affiliated to the Ministry of […]

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Tanzania’s tourism hit hard by coronavirus

In Tanzania’s semi-autonomous archipelago of Zanzibar, the tourism-dominated economy has been hard hit by tourists’ fears over the Coronavirus pandemic, with reports of hotel cancellations after the government suspended direct flights from Italy. The East African nation has not had any confirmed case of the coronavirus. According to the BBC, at least 80% of Zanzibar’s […]

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Liberia strengthens its diplomatic presence in Morocco, opens consulate general in Dakhla

As announced last week, Liberia has strengthened its diplomatic presence in Morocco with the official opening this Thursday of a consulate in the southern city of Dakhla.   The opening ceremony was chaired by Liberian Foreign minister, Gbehzohngar Findley, in the presence of his Moroccan peer, Nasser Bourita.   In addition to the embassy in […]

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Tunisia: Five alleged accomplices in terror attack outside US embassy nabbed

Security forces in Mahdia Governorate have arrested five people suspected for links with subside bomb attack that rocked capital Tunis, close to the US embassy, last week. The suspects, Tunisie Numerique reports, were nabbed Tuesday in the town of La Chebba. The men according to security sources, allegedly made and shipped the explosives used in […]

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US military exercises in Africa hit by Coronavirus

The US Africa Command on Tuesday announced that one of the US military’s largest exercises in Africa has been significantly scaled down due to the threat of the coronavirus outbreak. The US-led African Lion exercises in Morocco were supposed to involve 9,300 troops from eight nations, according to The Wall Street Journal. Gen. Stephen Townsend, […]

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