H.M King Mohammed VI Oversees Developments in COVID-19 Action Plan

H.M King Mohammed VI presided over a working session on March 17, devoted to following up on the preventive measures against the spread of COVID-19 in Morocco.

During the meeting, Minister of Health Khalid Ait Taleb updated the King on the latest developments on the health situation in Morocco, detailing the capacity of hospitals and health units and their ability to face the epidemic.
King Mohammed VI subsequently instructed the Inspector General of the Royal Armed Forces to install equipped medical centers throughout the country at the disposal of the Ministry of Health.

The royal initiative comes in line with the Moroccan government’s unprecedented preventive measures to limit the spread of the virus and face its economic and social repercussions.

The meeting also analyzed the progress in implementing precautionary measures, including the suspension of all international flights and maritime travel, the cancellation of all events and public gatherings, the suspension of schools and universities, and the temporary closure of mosques and courts.

The measures also entailed the disinfection of public areas and public transport in addition to the closure of nonessential establishments such as cafes and restaurants.

H.M King Mohammed VI called on the country’s top officials to ensure the regular and continuous supply of all markets with food and sanitary supplies and to fight various forms of monopolies and price increases.

The King also instructed the head of the government and all sectors concerned to take all required measures and prepare to enter a new phase of the COVID-19 outbreak, if necessary.

It is to be recalled that n March 15, King Mohammed VI ordered the creation of a special fund worth over $1 billion to mitigate the social and economic effects of COVID-19. Institutions, banks, and members of the government quickly followed suit.