Faced with concerns that are growing as the new variant of the coronavirus, Omicron, is gaining momentum, the Minister of Health and Social Protection, Khalid Ait Taleb, wanted to be reassuring. This Monday in front of the representatives of the nation, he affirmed that Morocco is ready to face any setback.
The possibility of an epidemiological decline in our country remains probable, continued the minister, in view, he said, of the remarkable increase in the number of cases and of new epidemiological foci that have started to appear, in particular in the family environment and certain schools.
Speaking during the oral questioning session in the House of Representatives concerning the measures taken to protect the country from the Omicron variant, Ait Taleb affirmed that “the pandemic has taught Morocco and the health authorities to adapt and manage the situation “.
Before Omicron, observed the minister, “we faced the coronavirus, and all the variants that appeared afterwards, and we are therefore ready today, in terms of reception capacity, resuscitation beds and any other measure, if applicable ”.
According to Ait Taleb, “what we need now is vigilance, because Morocco is not immune from any setback, but we can contain it if it happens.”
“Omicron is more virulent than Delta although less lethal, but adherence to preventive measures and the booster dose which confers 75% of immunity can reduce its risk, because one should not lose sight of the speed of its spread could even lead to a high number of deaths, ”he said.
On another note, the minister avoided answering questions from parliamentarians relating to the imposition of the vaccination pass on lawyers as a document of access to the courts, who consequently boycotted the sessions in the courts, which find themselves paralyzed by it. since the start of last week.