Repatriated citizens must spend a nine-day period in quarantine at hotel establishments after undergoing a COVID-19 screening test.
The 51 nationals have been confined in a hotel in the southern city following their repatriation. The first symptoms of intoxication emerged following a meal they ate on the night of Thursday, June 2, according to state media.
Repatriated citizens must spend a nine-day period in quarantine at hotel establishments after undergoing a COVID-19 screening test. Hospital staff are still monitoring two of the patients who experienced food poisoning, and the others have returned to their quarantine in the hotel.
The Souss-Massa Regional Health Directorate has established a monitoring cell, in collaboration with the prefecture of Agadir, to follow the cases of food poisoning and ensure the safety of food that hotels give to repatriated Moroccans.
Al Massira Airport in Agadir has received stranded Moroccans from France, the Netherlands, Tunisia, the UAE, Belgium, Senegal, and Italy.
The first planes prioritized the elderly and those who had been abroad for medical purposes such as surgery.
The repatriation campaign seeks to bring back home the over 32,000 Moroccans who have been stranded abroad since mid-March due to the COVID-19-induced closure of borders.
Today, July 4, marks the end of the third phase of the repatriation operations that brought back more than 4,000 Moroccans from 17 countries, including Germany, Egypt, Turkey, and Gulf countries, over the course of the week.
In terms of repatriating Moroccans stranded in the Americas, a diplomatic source told Morocco World News that Morocco will begin repatriating citizens who are stranded in Canada on Saturday.
The same source denied rumors of scheduled repatriation flights from New York. The US counts over 1,200 stranded Moroccans.