The measure is part of the country’s preventive actions to limit the spread of COVID-19.
Rabat – Morocco has decided to suspend all international flights to and from its territory until further notice, said Sunday the ministry of Foreign Affairs, African Cooperation and Moroccans abroad.
Morocco’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced the decision in a press release on Sunday, March 15.
The ministry said that the decision to suspend all international flights is in line with the preventive measures against the spread of the novel coronavirus.
The number of COVID-19 cases in Morocco reached 28 as of Sunday, March 15, tripling since Friday, March 13.
Health officials confirmed nine new cases on March 14 and an additional 10 the next day.
Morocco’s government and health authorities still consider the COVID-19 outbreak in the country to be in its first phase, as the majority of patients became infected abroad.
The Ministry of Health announced that 122 people have tested negative for the virus.
Morocco has recorded one COVID-19 recovery, a Moroccan national who arrived from Italy last month.
The country has also announced one death, an 89-year-old woman who died on Tuesday, March 10.
Source close to the government told Morocco World News that the suspension of international flights is part of a battery of measures that Morocco will take in the coming days to stem the spread of the coronavirus. One of these measure could be a declaration of state of emergency across the country.