Morocco Confirms Five New Cases of COVID-19, Jumping to 49

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Morocco has confirmed five new cases of the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, bringing the total number of infected cases to 49, the ministry of health stated on Wednesday.

The new cases have arrived to Morocco from different foreign locations. They are two French nationals in Agadir, two Moroccans in Casablanca who came from Spain and a Moroccan national in Meknes came from Egypt.

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The patients received the appropriate medical care at a hospital, the ministry added.

The ministry of health urges citizens to implement the precautionary measures issued by Moroccan authorities and act with responsibility.

To date, Morocco has reported two death cases. Most cases came from  European countries, including Italy, Spain, and France. 

In a bid to slow the spread of the pandemic and implement preventive measures, Morocco has suspended all international flights, shut mosques, schools, restaurants, coffee shops, cinemas, theaters, sports, public clubs, baths, and other entertainment venues

Morocco has also created a $1 billion fund to upgrade health infrastructure and support the country’s economy in the wake of COVID-19. Moroccan billionaires, members of the parliaments, and companies have donated to the fund.

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