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62,569 exceptional foreign travel authorizations issued in Morocco

Speaking in the House of Representatives, the Minister Delegate to the Minister of the Interior, Noureddine Boutayeb, stressed that the authorities have arrested and fined those violating the decision to wear a mask in public spaces.

Some 624,543 offenders were arrested in the period from July 25 to October 23, of which 98,000 people were brought to justice, he said. On another note, the Minister Delegate indicated that in support of the efforts to deal with this exceptional situation, the local authorities ensured the distribution of food aid in all the provinces and prefectures for a total amount of 1.101 billion benefited 4.155 million people until October 2.

He also recalled that 421 hotel units and accommodation centers have been made available by local authorities for a total accommodation capacity of 26,000 beds for the benefit of health executives, executives and State officials as well only part of the patients and their contacts.

The government official also affirmed that the competent services ensure the control of the compulsory wearing of masks by all foreign and Moroccan nationals at the level of the air borders, noting that the latter are required to present a certificate proving that they are free of Covid-19.

It is also about providing an exceptional authorization to travel abroad for Moroccans for professional, study, health or family reasons, he added.

In this regard, a total of 62,569 certificates authorizing travel outside the national territory have been issued by the services concerned to the prefectures and provinces of the Kingdom.

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