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Coronavirus: Morocco closes more beaches to contain epidemic spread

Morocco’s authorities announced on Saturday the closure of all the beaches on the coast between Berrechid and Rabat.

The news comes as Morocco grapples with a surge in Covid-19 cases. The decision is part of a series of actions by Moroccan authorities to  straighten preventive measures and halt the spread of Covid-19.

Morocco closed a number of beaches across the country to stem the pandemic’s challenges amid notable increases in Covid-19 cases.

Morocco has recorded a total of 52349 Covid-19 cases since the outbreak of the pandemic in the country in March. The number includes 36343 recoveries and 888 deaths.

In a speech commemorating the 67th anniversary of the Revolution of the King and the People on Thursday, King Mohammed VI raised concerns over the recent resurgence in Covid-19 cases.

He suggested an “even tighter” lockdown should the disease continue to rapidly spread across the country.

The monarch also acknowledged that several violations in terms of preventive measures occur amid the increase in the cases.

“There are people who claim that this epidemic does not exist. There are those who believe that the lifting of the lockdown means the epidemic is over, while others are behaving in an unacceptably lax and careless way,” he said.

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