Morocco has confirmed twelve new cases of the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) until Monday at 12.30, raising the total number to 134 cases, says the Ministry of Health.
The new cases, which include seven patents in Casablanca, two in Marrakech, and three in Meknes, have been confirmed at the Pasteur-Maroc Institute’s laboratory and the National Center for Influenza and Respiratory Viruses under the Rabat Hygiene Institute, the ministry noted.
The ministry added that the cases excluded following negative tests are 571. Three patients have recovered while four deaths due to Covid-19 were reported, the ministry added.
To date, Morocco has reported three recoveries and four death cases.
In an attempt to slow the spread of the pandemic and implement preventive measures, Morocco implemented a state of emergency on March 20. The measure will last until 20 April. Morocco has also suspended all international flights, shut mosques, schools, restaurants, coffee shops, cinemas, theaters, sports, public clubs, baths, and other entertainment venues.
The ministry urges citizens to observe rules of hygiene, implement the precautionary measures issued by the Moroccan authorities, act with responsibility and show patriotism.
Morocco has also created a $1 billion fund to upgrade health infrastructure and support the country’s economy in the wake of COVID-19. Moroccan billionaires, members of the parliaments, and companies, and citizens have donated to the fund.