Morocco’s minister of health, Ait Taleb has said that the North African kingdom has overcome the “most difficult” period of the Covid-19 crisis, Morocco World News reports.
According to the health authority, there are serious preparations ongoing for the second phase of the country’s response to Covid-19 pandemic, the ministry said during a webinar discussing the health and economic aspects of deconfinement, writes Morocco World News.
Talib said that joint actions are being undertaken by all components of the government at all levels, as the country seeks to revive its economy.
Twenty-six new cases of the novel coronavirus were recorded in Morocco as of Monday, bringing the total number of Covid-19 cases in the kingdom to 8,250, the ministry of health confirmed through it’s Covid-19 website.
Meanwhile, health authorities have called on citizens with chronic illnesses to continue visiting hospitals without fear of contracting the coronavirus, says Morocco World News.
As the country seeks to relax regulations set in place to mitigate the spread of the virus over the next few weeks, the country remains under a state of lockdown, with King Mohammed VI ordering that private-sector employers to carry out mass Covid-19 screenings before allowing people to resume professional activities.
The mass screening operations would serve to detect possible infections and avoid outbreaks in workplaces and among families.
Furthermore, Morocco has also been included in a Global Vaccine Summit hosted by the UK, for its management of the Covid-19 crisis on the continent.
Several Heads of State and Government, ministers, senior officials of the United Nations and representatives of the private sector took part in the summit, according to a statement released by the government.
Morocco World News reports that Morocco is expected to lift its state of emergency on 10 June, after being under lockdown since 20 March.