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Mandatory wearing of a mask, Morocco goes to the next level

Wearing masks is mandatory for anyone when traveling outside their home, the Interior Ministry said in a statement on Saturday.

Thus, the ministry specifies that “in a constant and continuous concern to preserve the health and safety of citizens and in order to implement all the precautionary and preventive measures against the Coronavirus (Covid-19) in order to stem its spread, and following the relaxation of certain individuals in the face of compliance with the mandatory measures set for this purpose, the public authorities recall that wearing a mask is compulsory for everyone when traveling outside their home”.

“Anyone who violates this provision is liable to the penalties provided for in Article 4 of Legislative Decree No. 2.20.292 which provides for” a prison sentence of one to three months and a fine varying between 300 and 1,300 dirhams, or one of the two penalties without prejudice to the most severe criminal penalty, the statement continued.

In this regard, “the public authorities affirm their constant determination to strictly apply the compulsory measures”, adds the source, stressing that they “will not hesitate to apply the sanctions provided for by law against any person having violated the obligation to wear a protective mask”.

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