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.