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Coronavirus: Morocco has the lowest case fatality rate in the world

“The results obtained so far by the Kingdom to fight the Covid-19 pandemic have been praised by the international community, because Morocco has the lowest case fatality rate in the world”, welcomed the Minister of Health, Khalid Ait Taleb, attributing these achievements to the efforts made by all stakeholders, in particular the Moroccan citizen.

“It would be a shame to lose all these results and sacrifices made so far,” he said, highlighting the “heterogeneity” of the epidemiological situation in the Kingdom.

Indeed, following the relaxation of the citizens in the respect and the adoption of the established barrier measures, the situation in certain provinces of the Kingdom “comes out a bit of control” compared to others, he indicated, noting that asymptomatic people can spread the virus without realizing it, hence the paramount importance of wearing a protective mask. The government official reiterated his call to all citizens to strictly comply with preventive measures, by wearing a protective mask, respecting physical distancing, washing hands regularly and avoiding gatherings, inciting the elderly or suffering from chronic diseases to be extra careful.

He also invited people with symptoms suggestive of a coronavirus infection, including high temperature, cough, loss of smell and difficulty breathing, to go to the nearest health facility or to contact the services quickly “Allo Yakada 080 100 47 47”, “Hello SAMU 141″ or “Allo 300”.

On Monday, the ministry launched an appeal to citizens urging them to respect the preventive measures decided to fight against the coronavirus, faced with the increase in the number of deaths and critical cases, recorded in recent days.

The ministry indicates that the increasing number of deaths and critical cases of Covid-19 infection, recorded during the second phase of the gradual lifting of containment measures, is due to non-compliance with the preventive measures instituted by the authorities, in particular the compulsory wearing of a mask, respect for physical distance, regular hand washing and the use of the “wiqaytna” application.

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