Morocco on Sunday announced 101 new COVID-19 infections, raising the total number of confirmed cases in the North African country to 8,793.
The number of recovered patients increased to 7,765 with 69 new ones, while the death toll remained unchanged at 212, said Mouad Mrabet, coordinator of the Moroccan Center for Public Health, at a daily press briefing.
A day earlier, Morocco decided to gather all active and future COVID-19 cases in two medical units in the cities of Benslimane near Casablanca and Ben Guerir near Marrakech.
The measure is part of the ongoing preparations for the gradual easing starting June 20 of the state of medical emergency, in order to allow Moroccan hospitals enough capacity for treating patients with other illnesses.
China has helped Morocco in its fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.
A batch of medical supplies donated by the government of northwest China’s Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region was transported on June 8 to Casablanca-Settat in Morocco.
On May 14, China Development Bank sent a batch of donation, including respirators and medical protective masks, to Morocco to help fight the COVID-19 pandemic.
China’s Guizhou Province has also donated 15,000 surgical gloves, 20,000 medical masks and 2,000 protective suits to help protect Moroccan medical workers fighting the pandemic