29 – 31 May, 2021

Reopening of cinemas, authorised parties, open beaches… Health restrictions eased from ┬áJune 01, 2021

The government announced on Monday evening that some of the health restrictions in force since the introduction of the state of health emergency have been eased.

From Tuesday 1 June, the government will allow gatherings and activities in closed spaces for less than 50 people, and in open spaces for less than 100 people, with the obligation to obtain permission from local authorities if the number of participants exceeds these figures.

Another measure taken was the possibility for public transport to increase its capacity to 75% and the reopening of cinemas, cultural centres, libraries and museums to 50% of their capacity.

The government has also decided to allow party and wedding halls to reopen at up to 50% of their capacity, for a maximum of 100 people.

Beaches are also accessible to all, while respecting physical distance, and public swimming pools can reopen up to 50% of their capacity.

These decisions were taken in light of the positive results of the Covid-19 pandemic and the progress made in the national vaccination campaign.

The government also calls on all citizens to continue to strictly adhere to all previously announced precautionary measures, such as physical distancing, hygiene rules and the obligation to wear masks.

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

King Mohammed VI gives high instructions for the progressive reopening of closed mosques

The Ministry of Habous and Islamic Affairs announced on Monday that King Mohammed VI, Amir Al-Mouminine, has given His high instructions for the progressive reopening of closed mosques, in coordination with the health and administrative authorities.

A schedule for this operation will be announced later, the ministry said in a statement.

Prayers and Friday prayers will be performed in all mosques in accordance with the necessary preventive measures in the fight against the pandemic, especially social distancing and wearing masks, the ministry said, adding that the faithful must perform their ablutions before going to the mosques because the ablution rooms will remain closed.

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