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State of health emergency extended until February 10 in Morocco

The Governing Council, meeting Thursday in Rabat, decided to extend the state of health emergency throughout the national territory until February 10, 2021, as part of the efforts to combat the spread of the pandemic of the new Coronavirus.

The Governing Council examined and adopted draft decree No. 2.20.960, presented by the Minister of the Interior, extending the period of validity of the state of health emergency throughout the national territory for deal with the spread of Covid-19, said the Minister of National Education, Vocational Training, Higher Education and Scientific Research, government spokesman Mr. Saaid Amzazi, in a press release read during a press briefing after the Council.

In order to guarantee the effectiveness and efficiency of the measures taken in the context of the fight against the spread of the pandemic linked to Covid-19, this draft decree extends the state of health emergency throughout the national territory from Sunday January 10, 2021 at 6:00 p.m. to Wednesday February 10, 2021 at 6:00 p.m., said Mr. Amzazi.

He noted that, given the need to ensure that the provisions and measures taken are adequate with the evolution of the epidemiological situation in the various regions and provinces of the Kingdom, the draft decree provides for provisions allowing the government authority responsible for the interior to take, in the light of the epidemiological situation, all appropriate measures at the national level. It also allows the walis of the regions and the governors of the prefectures and provinces to take all executive measures to maintain public health order at the level of a prefecture, province, commune or more.

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