Morocco Records 890 New COVID-19 Cases, 20 Deaths

A man carries bags of rice on his head at a border between Abuja and the Nasarawa State on March 30, 2020, as he leaves to neighbouring states after Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari called for a lockdown to limit the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus. – Over 20 million Nigerians on Monday scrambled to prepare for lockdown in sub-Saharan Africa’s biggest city Lagos and the capital Abuja, as the continent struggled to curb the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus. President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered a two-week “cessation of all movements” in the key cities from 2200 GMT in a bid to ward off an explosion of cases in Africa’s most populous country. (Photo by Kola SULAIMON / AFP)

Morocco’s Ministry of Health on Wednesday reported 890 new Coronavirus (COVID-19) cases, taking the total number of infections in the country to 468,383.

The total number of recoveries from COVID-19 in Morocco increased to 446,181 after 1,358 new ones were added, the ministry of health said in a statement.

The death toll rose to 8,207 with 20 new fatalities during the last 24 hours, while 772 people are in intensive care units.

The COVID-19 fatality rate in Morocco stands at 1.8 percent while the recovery rate is 95.39 percent.

Morocco received on Wednesday its first shipment of Chinese Sinopharm COVID-19 vaccines, the ministry of health said.

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The North African country will launch in the coming days a mass vaccination campaign.

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