05 – 07 November, 2020

Extension of the state of health emergency in Morocco until December 10, 2020

The government has decided to extend the state of health emergency until 6 pm on December 10, 2020.

The Government Council, meeting on Thursday 5 November, adopted the draft decree N° 2.20.788 extending the state of health emergency throughout the national territory.

This draft decree confers on the walis and governors, on the basis of available data concerning the epidemic situation at the level of a province, a prefecture, a commune or more, the right to take all procedural measures necessary to preserve public health order, whether of a predictive, preventive or protective nature.

For further information, please consult (in French) the following link.

P.S. Difference between the extension of the state of health emergency and the general country confinement

The state of health emergency was adopted in Morocco to better manage the pandemic. It consists of a set of rules that include restrictions on freedom of assembly (including restrictions on movement between cities and regions), freedom of assembly,  the opening of restaurants, mosques, closure of borders, etc. These measures can be alleviated or readopted depending on the sanitary situation.