Morocco will reopen its airports and ports to international passenger traffic from June 15, both for its citizens and foreign nationals.
The country has so far reported 521 426 COVID-19 infections and 9 178 since the pandemic began.
Morocco has administered over 15 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines so far. Assuming every person needs 2 doses, that’s enough to have vaccinated about 20.6% of the country’s population.
Morocco started a national coronavirus vaccination campaign in January after receiving vaccine shipments from AstraZeneca and Sinopharm, state media said at the time.
Morocco keeps curfew during Ramadan
Morocco said in April it will keep its nightly curfew in place during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan when people gather after breaking their fast at sunset, the government said, underlining resolve to counter new variants of the coronavirus.
Morocco possible candidate to manufacture vaccines
Africa’s struggles to secure vaccine supplies exposed its vulnerability to health crises and pushed governments to find ways to boost medicine and vaccine production. Those efforts are now gaining traction with wealthy countries.
The European Union said last month that it will invest at least 1 billion euros to build manufacturing hubs in Africa, with Senegal, South Africa, Rwanda, Morocco and Egypt among the leading candidates.