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97% of Moroccans have protective masks

The Haut Commissariat au Plan (HCP) has just published the 2nd panel on the impact of covid-19 on the economic, social and psychological situation of households.

It appears from this study that between April and June, the proportion of households with bibs and protective masks improved from 73% to 97% at the national level (from 81% to 99% in urban areas and from 57% to 93% in rural areas). The proportion of those who have it in sufficient quantity rose from 33% to 80%. In addition, the proportion of households with disinfectant products stood at 68% (76% in urban areas and 50% in rural areas), while in June, a good half of households (53%) had disinfectant products in sufficient quantities against only 40% in the previous two months.

The HCP reveals that the unanimity of households (95.1%) continued to adopt barrier gestures to protect themselves against covid-19 during the period of deconfinement. Thus, prophylactic practices consist of washing hands with soap for 87% of households, wear masks or bibs (78%), avoid handshakes and greetings physical conditions (47%), keep a safe distance from other people (31%), regularly disinfect surfaces and objects likely to be infected (27%) and avoid points of sale (25%), 4.9% of households, or 414,000, declared that they would not adopt any preventive measure, it means 7.1% in rural areas and 4% in urban areas. Almost half of them (48%) belong to the 40% of the most disadvantaged households, 20% to those headed by an inactive person, 17.2% by a worker and 15% by a farmer.

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