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 without having the “movement permit” delivered by the local authorities. These permits allow citizens to go out of their homes “for work; buy food; get medical treatment; or buy medicines”. These are the only reason one is permitted to leave house.

 

According to a press release issued by the Moroccan national police, this security operation seeks to ensure the strict implementation of the state of health emergency to protect the health of all citizens and limit the spread of the coronavirus pandemic.

 

In Morocco, Covid-19 has infected 170 people and killed 5, while 6 others recovered, according to latest tally published this Tuesday by the health department of the North African Kingdom.

Globally, the number of confirmed cases exceeds 400,000, the death toll nears 18,000 and there are more than 100,000 recoveries.

 

Meanwhile, the list of countries that decide to confine their citizens grows every day, putting more than 1.8 billion people under a gigantic quarantine.

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