Morocco to ease COVID-19 restrictions

Source: Xinhua| 2020-06-21 20:31:03|Editor: huaxia

RABAT, June 21 (Xinhua) -- Morocco announced on Sunday that it will relax travel restrictions inside the country and allow cafes and restaurants to reopen as of June 25.

Cafes and restaurants will reopen without exceeding 50 percent of their capacities on June 25, said a joint statement by the ministries of interior, health and industry.

Public transport between cities and domestic flights will resume on June 25, according to specific conditions, the statement added.

Shopping malls, commercial centers, leisure and entertainment stores will also open, it said.

A total of 118 new COVID-19 cases were confirmed in Morocco on Sunday morning, bringing the total number of infections to 9,957, including 213 deaths.

China has helped Morocco in its fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.

A batch of medical supplies donated by the government of northwest China's Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region was transported on June 8 to Casablanca-Settat in Morocco.

On May 14, China Development Bank sent a batch of donation, including respirators and medical protective masks, to Morocco to help fight the COVID-19 pandemic.

China's Guizhou Province has also donated 15,000 surgical gloves, 20,000 medical masks and 2,000 protective suits to help protect Moroccan medical workers fighting the pandemic. Enditem