The summer holidays are being spent this year in a very tense climate, marked by the resurgence of cases of Covid-19 contamination in Morocco. Variant Delta, non-compliance with barrier measures by citizens, returns of MRE, Aid Al-Adha … Several reasons stand behind this increase in Covid-19 cases which reached in the day of Wednesday July 29, nearly 10,000 cases, a record.
In this context of epidemiological uncertainty, several families found it difficult to organize themselves this summer for their annual vacation. First obstacle, hygiene. ” Before booking, a week ago, the first thing I asked for was the presence of sanitary measures in the establishment where I want to go with my children. Certainly, I am vaccinated as well as my husband, but my children are not. And I can still nab the virus and pass it on to my loved ones. So hygiene was the number 1 condition for choosing the establishment where I want to go“, Says O. B, a mother from Rabat.
Indeed, barrier and health measures remain the number one obstacle to the spread of the virus, especially since MoroccoLatestNews learned through several witnesses, of the presence of clusters within hotels in Marrakech or even in Tangier. And these are luxury hotels, our witnesses tell us.
But that didn’t stop people from enjoying their vacations. On one condition, total vigilance. ” We have always been vigilant, my husband and I, since the start of the pandemic. Today, we are ten times more so with the figures which are starting to increase ”, confides in us, MK another mother from Casablanca.
Nevertheless, she notes, “We can’t stop living. We have children who still don’t understand what’s going on, or why they’re wearing a mask. We therefore decided to organize our vacation while remaining very vigilant by avoiding closed spaces and keeping our masks. And we’re doing pretty well. We are often in the open air which is pleasant and pleasant“, She adds.
In Morocco, the epidemiological curve has experienced a surprising, but predictable increase, from 400 cases of Covid-19 contamination per day, to more than 7,000 cases in a period of three weeks. The health ministry has warned of a health disaster calling on citizens to respect barrier measures and join the anti-covid vaccination campaign. But in vain !
Wearing a mask has even become a “Myth »In certain cities of the Kingdom, in particular Casablanca, which knows a high popular density. Moreover, the metropolis is experiencing a peak in Covid-19 cases and the start of congestion in hospitals, according to several sources.
Regarding the anti-covid vaccination, the campaign is going quite well. With the receipt of several batches of Sinopharm vaccines, the health ministry expanded vaccination to 25-29 year olds and even removed the condition related to place of residence.
Even if the Kingdom is still far from achieving this long-awaited collective immunity, it is moving towards this goal slowly but surely. The country has vaccinated, to date, more than 30% of its population, in particular, the elderly and at risk. The vaccination report in Morocco reports, this Thursday, July 29, 12,971,479 beneficiaries of the 1st dose and 10,015,447 beneficiaries of the 2nd dose.