Morocco repatriates nationals from Melilla and Ceuta

Morocco has started to repatriate hundreds of its nationals who were stuck in the Spanish-occupied enclaves of Ceuta and Melilla.

The Moroccan citizens will be quarantined in the resort of Saidia to make sure they are coronavirus-free, Moroccan media reported.

The move is seen as the beginning of the repatriation of over 27,000 Moroccans stranded abroad after Morocco closed its borders to contain the coronavirus outbreak.

Foreign minister Nasser Bourita said recently that his department is ready to start bringing them back and that it was waiting for the green light of the health ministry.

Morocco halted all passenger flights since early March and has imposed a confinement to control contagion.

As of Saturday, Morocco had 6652 cases including 3400 recoveries. Deaths stood at 190 mostly people with underlying health conditions.

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