21 – 23 May, 2020

Health emergency: Ban on night movement lifted after Eid Al-Fitr

This news will bring some relief to the Moroccans in this period of prolonged confinement. According to well-informed sources who spoke to Hespress, the Moroccan authorities decided to lift the movement’s ban at night immediately after Eid al-Fitr. The same source indicated that the night ban, imposed by the authorities since the 1st of Ramadan between 19:00 and 05:00, will be lifted after Eid al-Fitr.

However, it also stressed that the cancellation of the night movement ban does not mean that citizens will be allowed to leave without excuse or reasonable cause. Moreover, the Hespress source assures that the measures previously announced by the authorities, namely obtaining the Exit certificate and leaving the house in case of emergency, will still be required.

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

Newspaper back on the newsstands next Tuesday

The printing and distribution of press paper are authorised in Morocco as of Tuesday, May 26, announces the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports.

However, the press companies concerned will have to comply with the preventive and safety measures laid down by the health authorities.

On 22 March, the supervisory authority called on all newspaper publishers to suspend the publication and distribution of the print media until further notice.

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

The roadmap for returning to work in public institutions

The Ministry of the Economy, Finance and Administrative Reform has issued a circular on measures for the resumption of work in public establishments after deconfinement.

This practical guide aims to provide a set of guidelines and directives and consists of clarifying the tasks and activities that can be gradually taken over by administrations while guaranteeing the safety and health of civil servants and users and ensuring the continuity of public services.

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