Monday, March 16, 2020

Morocco to Close Restaurants, Cafes Monday Evening

A lot of Moroccans are going to be experiencing culture shock! The Ministry of Interior has informed citizens that restaurants and coffee shops will close in Morocco starting at 6 p.m. today until further notice.

Cafes are already very quiet in Fez Medina

The decision is the latest in a series of preventive measures to limit the spread of the novel coronavirus, COVID-19.

In addition to restaurants and coffeeshops, public hamams (traditional baths), movie theatres, clubs, gyms, sports stadiums, and theatres will also close until further notice.

Mosques to close

Morocco has also decided to close all mosques throughout Morocco amid the mounting fears of the spread of the Coronavirus.

The Academic Authority for Fatwa in the Supreme Scientific Council announced their decision to close all mosques amid the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) starting today.

The decision does not only affect Friday prayers but all the five daily prayers, the statement said.

Latest figures
Health authorities in Morocco confirmed the country’s 29th case of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) today.

The ministry said that approximately 135 people tested negative for the virus in Morocco.

The number of positive cases jumped from 18 on Saturday, March 14, to 28 on Sunday, leaving people in the country anxious about a possible state of emergency.


1 comment:

johndonneundone said...

I have to say the Morrocan government seem to doing an amazing job in bringing in measures to contain Covid 19. My only reservation is the decision to cancel flights out of Morocco because there may be tourists currently in the country that are asymptomatic. That said, I wish the UK government was as proactive as the Moroccan government in bringing in harsh but necessary measures.

Abd Rahman