Morocco shuts down major cities after spike in Covid-19 cases

NEWS: Morocco shuts down major cities after surge in Covid-19 cases

Morocco will quit people entering and leaving some of its biggest cities from nighttime to incorporate a surge in COVID-19 cases, the indoors and fitness Ministries stated on Sunday.

The cities to be locked down include the monetary powerhouse of Casablanca as properly as Tangier, Marrakech, Fez and Meknes.

The u . s . eased a nationwide lockdown a month ago, though international flights are nevertheless suspended besides special flights by way of countrywide airways carrying Moroccans or overseas residents.

On Sunday, the fitness ministry stated 633 new COVID-19 cases have been recorded, one of the biggest daily rises so far, bringing the whole quantity of proven infections to 20,278, with 313 deaths and 16,438 recoveries.

Morocco has carried out 1.1 million tests and has made mask-wearing mandatory. It has extended an emergency decree, until August 10, giving authorities leeway in restoring restrictive measures on a region-by-region foundation relying on trends in the epidemic.