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Worried Morocco bans parties to stop the spread of the virus on holidays

Rabat – Morocco has imposed a curfew to curb the spread of the virus, closed restaurants in major cities and banned three weeks of public and private rallies, usually including festive New Year’s Eve.

The curfew from 9 pm to 6 am will come into effect on Wednesday night and will continue until January 13.

According to this week’s government order, all restaurants in the cities of Casablanca, Marrakech, Agadir and Tangier must be closed during that period.Elsewhere, restaurants, coffee shops, shops and supermarkets should close at 8 pm

Morocco reports more than 7,000 virus-related deaths and more than 420,000 cases, the highest official figure in the region and the second highest in Africa.

The new restrictions arise when Morocco is preparing to launch a large COVID-19 vaccination campaign with two different vaccines. One was developed by Sinopharm in China and the other by Oxford University and AstraZeneca in the United Kingdom.

The government has promised to start vaccination this month, but the start date of the campaign remains unknown.

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Worried Morocco bans parties to stop the spread of the virus on holidays

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