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Morocco will close eight cities, because of the situation with coronavirus

Moroccan authorities announced to take effect in the night of Monday the ban on entry and exit to and from eight cities of the Kingdom in connection with the increase in the number of cases of coronavirus infection.

From 00.00 on July 27 (02.00 GMT), is prohibited entry into the city of Casablanca, Tangier, Tetouan, Fes, Marrakech, Meknes, Berrechid, Settat, it is told in received RIA Novosti news Agency the press release of the Ministry of interior and the Ministry of health of Morocco.

"The decision is accepted in connection with considerable growth over the last few days the number of cases of coronavirus in these cities... and in light of the fact that most citizens do not take precautionary measures such as social distancing, wearing masks, the use of disinfectants", - stated in the message.

The decision does not affect those who urgently need medical care, and employees who have received special permission from local authorities. Freight is not covered under the ban.

According to Ministry of health of Morocco, the Kingdom recorded more than 20 thousand cases of infection with coronavirus, has recovered 16.4 thousand people died of 313 patients. On Sunday, the health Ministry reported 633 new cases a day were recorded earlier record for the time of the epidemic in the country - 811 new cases.

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