COVID-19: Morocco Makes Face Masks Compulsory

 COVID-19: Morocco Makes Face Masks Compulsory

The Government of Morocco has said the wearing face masks in public made mandatory in a bid to stem the spread of coronavirus.

According to the AFP,  the decision was contained in an official decree that was announced late Monday after a government meeting on how to control the epidemic.

There are indications that the decree is premeditated on the drastic increase in the number of COVID-19 cases in the nation. The official number of COVID-19 cases in Morocco had doubled in a week to 1,120, including 80 fatalities.

The Moroccan Government had imposed a public health state of emergency on March 19, which  confined everyone to their homes except those with a permit to be out and about for their work. With the new decree no one will be permitted to move about freely without wearing a face mask as Police, security agents and soldiers in armoured cars have been deployed around the country, erecting road barriers and control points.

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