Morocco extends state of health emergency by another month

In this photo taken on Wednesday, April 15, 2020, healthcare workers assist each other inside one of the COVID-19 intensive care units (ICU) of the Moulay Abdellah hospital in Sale, Morocco. Coronavirus has upended life for Morocco's medical workers. They enjoy better medical facilities than in much of Africa but are often short of the equipment available in European hospitals, which also found themselves overwhelmed.

On Thursday, the Moroccan cabinet chose to extend the state of health emergency until February 10, so as to curb the spread of the coronavirus.

According to the decree on the health emergency, regional authorities are responsible for all executive measures to maintain public health order depending on the COVID situation.

As of Thursday, Morocco recorded 448,678 confirmed cases, along with 420,569 recoveries and 7,645 deaths.

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