Tunis - The Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO) Margaret Chan praised Morocco's decision to maintain flights from and to the worst-hit west African countries by the Ebola epidemic.
Tunis – The Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO) Margaret Chan praised Morocco’s decision to maintain flights from and to the worst-hit west African countries by the Ebola epidemic.
Chan, who was speaking at the 61st session of the WHO’s regional committee for the eastern Mediterranean in Tunis (Oct .19-22), said Africa is going through difficult times due to the Ebola outbreak, the emergence of the Corona virus and the increase of deaths caused by non-communicable chronic diseases (NCDs).
For his part, the secretary general of the Moroccan ministry of Health Abdelali Alaoui Belghiti stressed that “no cases of Ebola have been recorded in Morocco despite maintaining flights from and to Ebola-hit countries”.
“310 travellers from those countries arrive in Morocco everyday”, Alaoui Belghiti said, highlighting the Kingdom’s compliance with WHO recommendations which do not include restrictions on travel or trade with the affected countries.