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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 […]

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: 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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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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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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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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Liberia to strengthen its diplomatic presence in Morocco with consulate in Dakhla

Liberia announced that it will strengthen its diplomatic presence in Morocco with the opening of a consulate in the southern city of Dakhla. In addition to the embassy in Rabat and a consulate in Casablanca “we intend to upgrade our relations with Morocco and extend our services to new regions of the Kingdom,” Liberian Foreign […]

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US-Morocco military deal worth $ 239 Mln approved

The State Department has approved the sale to Morocco of 25 M88A2 heavy equipment recovery combat utility lift and evacuation system (Hercules) vehicles and M88A1 long supply Hercules refurbished vehicles for $239.35 million. According to US authorities, this military deal will help “improve the security of a major non-NATO ally that continues to be an […]

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Morocco, Tunisia, Senegal, others confirm first coronavirus cases

Health authorities in Morocco, Tunisia, Senegal, Algeria, Egypt, and Nigeria have confirmed first coronavirus cases in their respective countries.   The latest to announce their first cases Monday were Morocco, Tunisia and Senegal.   Italy has been the epicenter of the outbreak in Europe and Africa. According to health authorities in both Morocco and Tunisia, […]

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Morocco asks citizens to abide by Saudi suspension of travel to Mecca, Medina

Morocco has asked its citizens to abide by the Saudi decision to temporarily suspend visits to Islam’s holiest sites in Mecca and Medina over coronavirus fears. Morocco’s foreign ministry has also commended in a statement the Saudi decision as “responsible and right.” The suspension of all foreign travels to Mecca and Medina comes ahead of […]

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