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King Mohammed VI chaired a working session on the coronavirus

King Mohammed VI chaired Tuesday at the Royal Palace in Casablanca, a working session devoted to monitoring the management of the spread of the Coronavirus pandemic in our country and the continuation of measures to deal with any evolution, says a press release from the Royal Cabinet.

Here is the full press release from the Royal Cabinet:

“His Majesty King Mohammed VI, may God assist him, chaired, Tuesday, March 17, 2020 at the Royal Palace in Casablanca, a working session devoted to monitoring the management of the spread of the Coronavirus pandemic in our country and to continuing to take action to deal with any developments.

This meeting is part of the continuous monitoring by His Majesty the King, may God preserve him, of the evolution of this pandemic, from the start of its spread on a world scale and immediately after the appearance of the first cases on the national territory.

At the beginning of the meeting, His Majesty the King asked the Minister of Health about the latest developments in the health situation in our country, the capacity of hospitals and health units in the different regions of the Kingdom and the measures taken to meet all needs in terms of health security, including disinfection products and medicines.

On the basis of the data presented by the Minister of Health, and starting from the concern of His Majesty the King, may God preserve him, to raise the capacities of the national health system to face this pandemic, the Sovereign, that God The Preserve, Supreme Chief and Chief of the General Staff of the Royal Armed Forces (FAR), gave His High Instructions to the Inspector General of the FAR, to put the health structures equipped, whose creation had been previously ordered by the Sovereign in the various regions of the Kingdom for this purpose, at the disposal of the health system with all its components, if necessary.

This High Royal Initiative is part of the proactive approach that the Sovereign has ordered to adopt since the onset of this pandemic and the strengthening of unprecedented preventive measures taken by the sectors and institutions concerned to limit its spread and deal with its health, economic and social consequences.

This meeting was an opportunity to review the stages of implementation of the measures that were taken on High Directions from HM the King and which concern the closure of Moroccan air and maritime space in front of travelers, the cancellation gatherings and sporting, cultural and artistic events, the creation of a special fund for the management of the Coronavirus pandemic (Covid-19), the suspension of classes in schools and universities, the temporary closure of mosques, the suspension of the hearings in the various courts of the Kingdom, in addition to a series of measures taken by the competent authorities in the field of public transport and the closure of unnecessary public spaces.

His Majesty the King, may God assist him, gave His directives to the competent authorities to ensure the proper application of efficient measures aimed at ensuring the supply of markets, throughout the national territory, with food and consumer products, hygiene and disinfection products, on a regular and permanent basis, and fight against all forms of speculation and rising prices.

In the same context, His Majesty the King gave his High Instructions to the Head of Government and to all the departments concerned to take all the necessary measures, and to prepare for a new stage if necessary.

This meeting took place in the presence of the Head of Government, Mr. Saad Dine El Otmani, the Minister of the Interior, Mr. Abdelouafi Laftit, the Minister of Health, Mr. Khalid Ait Taleb, the General of Corps Army, Abdelfattah El Ouarak, Inspector General of the FAR, General of the Army Corps Mohamed Haramou, Commander of the Royal Gendarmerie and of the Director General of National Security, Director General of National Surveillance, Mr. Abdellatif Hammouchi”.

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