COVID-19 pandemic in Morocco

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COVID-19 pandemic in Morocco
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Virus strainSARS-CoV-2
First outbreakLombardy, Italy via Wuhan, China
Index caseCasablanca
Arrival date2 March 2020
(4 months, 3 weeks and 1 day)
Confirmed cases12,969 (as of 2 July)[1]
Recovered9,090 (as of 2 July)
229 (as of 2 July)
Government website

The COVID-19 pandemic was confirmed to have spread to Morocco on 2 March 2020, when the first case COVID-19 case was confirmed in Casablanca. It involved a Moroccan living in Bergamo, Italy who arrived from Italy on 27 February 2020.

A second case was confirmed later that same day involving an 89-year-old woman Moroccan living in Italy who had returned to Morocco on 25 February 2020 from Bologna, Italy.

As of 2 July 2020, there have been 12,969 confirmed cases, of which 9,090 have recovered and 229 have died.

After the two cases confirmed on 2 March 2020, a third case was confirmed on 10 March 2020, a French tourist who arrived in Marrakesh. On the same day, one of the two first cases, a woman aged 89, died.[2] On 11 March 2020, it was announced that the wife and daughter of the French tourist also tested positive, bringing the total cases to 5.[3]

On 13 March, the government decided to shut down all schools, effective March 16 until further notice.[4]

Morocco declared a state of medical emergency on 19 March 2020, to take effect on 20 March 2020 at 6:00 pm local time and to remain in effect until April 20, 2020 with possibility to extend for a longer period.[5][6]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Morocco". Retrieved 2 July 2020.
  2. MATIN, M. Se , LE. "Le Matin - Le Maroc annonce le premier cas de décès du nouveau coronavirus" [Morning - Morocco announces first case of death from new coronavirus]. Le Matin (in French). Retrieved 10 March 2020.
  3. "Two New Confirmed Coronavirus Cases Reported in Morocco". Maghreb Arabe Press. 11 March 2020. Retrieved 11 March 2020.
  4. "Courses Suspended in Morocco from March 16 Until Further Notice". Maghreb Arabe Press. 13 March 2020. Retrieved 14 March 2020.
  5. News, Morocco World (2020-03-19). "COVID-19: Morocco Declares State of Emergency". Morocco World News. Retrieved 2020-03-19.
  6. "إعلان حالة الطوارئ الصحية وتقييد الحركة في البلاد". MapTanger (in Arabic). 2020-03-19. Retrieved 2020-03-19.