To stop the Coronavirus propagation, Morocco has imposed a curfew, closed restaurants in major cities, and prevented public and private assemblies for three weeks, including the usually celebratory New Year.
The curfew imposed, between 9 p.m and 6 a.m, went executed on Wednesday night and is will still until January 13. According to government orders this week, all restaurants in the cities of Casablanca, Marrakech, Agadir and Tangier must close for that period. While in another place, restaurants, coffee shops, shops and supermarkets should close at 8 p.m.
Concerning the cases, Morocco has reported more than 7,000 deaths and more than 420,000 cases, which constitute the highest in the region and second-highest official numbers in Africa.
These new procedures come when Morocco prepares to launch a huge COVID-19 vaccination campaign using two different vaccines, one developed by China’s Sinopharm and the other by Britain’s Oxford University and AstraZeneca. The government had pledged to begin the vaccinations this month, but the campaign’s launch date still indefinite.