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Covid-19 Morocco: Ministry of Health takes new measures to deal with the registration of epidemic outbreaks

Morocco decided to update the case definition and the protocol for dealing with COVID-19 cases and their contacts.

In a circular sent on 20 May to regional health directors, directors of university hospital centres and the president of the National Council of the Order of Physicians, the Ministry of Health stated that “in view of the evolution of the epidemiological situation of COVID-19 at the national level, characterised by the registration of epidemic outbreaks in family and occupational settings and by the increase in the proportion of asymptomatic and pauci-symptomatic cases, it was decided to adopt a more sensitive case definition and to strengthen active case finding in the entourage of COVID-19 patients”.

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Thus, the guardianship sent them the new case definition, the revised protocol for the management of COVID-19 cases and their contacts.

The Ministry in fact urges them to disseminate it widely to all health professionals in the public and liberal sectors at the regional level and to personally ensure the application of its provisions.

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