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Morocco: Government gives green light to return to work in many sectors

The Moroccan head of government, Saâd-Eddine El Othmani, has given the green light to the resumption of work in several sectors without distinction between areas.

In a circular addressed Monday to the various ministerial departments, the head of government said that “it has been decided to resume activities related to industry, trade, crafts, small trades, liberal professions and similar, weekly markets, local trade …, while keeping the health restrictions of the state of emergency relating to the prohibition of gatherings, festivals, funerals … etc.”.

The resumption of work also concerns all administrations, public establishments, and local authorities, while respecting hygiene and barrier measures to stem the spread of COVID-19.

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It must be noted that the process of progressive deconfinement is accelerating. In this regard, the Minister of Interior, Abdelouafi Laftit, reported on Monday that instructions have been given to the walis and governors to adapt the assessment of the local health situation in relation to the containment relief device.

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“We are going to take this measure over the weekend knowing that we must not forget that the virus is still living among us,” he said during an oral question session in parliament.

On this occasion, the Interior Minister said that the lifting of the containment or the state of health emergency in no way means the elimination of the virus. The danger is there, the virus has not disappeared, we must remain vigilant to get out of this situation, he warned.

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“We will have to live with this virus,” he said, noting that health measures must be respected by all, which will allow us to return to a normal life, or almost normal life, as soon as possible.

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