More than four million people have been vaccinated in Morocco since the start of the Covid-19 vaccination campaign at the end of January. This is the figure announced on Tuesday by the Moroccan Ministry of Health.
The vaccination campaign, free of charge, targets those over 18, or around 25 million people. Morocco currently uses the British AstraZeneca and Chinese Sinopharm vaccines. But according to the local press, the kingdom intends to diversify its supplies with the Russian vaccine Sputnik V and the American vaccine Johnson & Johnson.
The prolonged state of health emergency
To protect itself from variants of the coronavirus, the country on Monday suspended all flights with Poland, Norway, Finland, Greece, Lebanon and Kuwait, according to the National Airports Office. This brings the number of countries affected by air restrictions to 26.
Since the first case in March 2020, Morocco has recorded 486,833 contaminations including 8,695 deaths. With just over 500 new cases detected daily, the pandemic seems to be on the decline but screening tests are fewer. The state of health emergency was extended until April 10 with a night curfew until mid-March. The country’s borders are still closed.