Throughout a videoconference meeting of the Council of Government on Thursday, the Head of Government, Saad Dine El Otmani, stated that it is the need that compelled the steering committee and the government to extend the restrictive measures, as well as a night curfew, from 8:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m., during the holy month of Ramadan.
Head of Government, Saad Dine El Otmani justified this decision by the increase in deaths due to Covid-19 among citizens. “Experts and specialists remain the benchmark in medicine, health and epidemiology,” he said. The health system should be trusted by its specialists and managers, he added.
Morocco has recorded nearly 9,000 deaths since the start of the pandemic, El Otmani said. The number of people vaccinated (two doses) has exceeded 4 million. The government has published decrees concerning eight categories so that employees continue to benefit from support according to the conditions provided and fixed, he said. He added that the Executive will continue to work in this direction in coordination with the sectors concerned, which study the situation with the Economic Vigilance Committee and take the necessary decisions, in parallel with listening to and interacting with complaints from professionals. The Head of Government returned to what the Kingdom had experienced for more than a year of joint resistance to the “Covid-19” pandemic under the leadership of King Mohammed VI, explained that “this allowed to our country during this period to avoid the worst and overcome many challenges of this scourge.