The epidemiological situation relating to Covid-19 in Morocco has remained stable for more than 15 weeks, assured, Tuesday in Rabat, the Minister of Health and Social Protection Khalid Ait Taleb, noting the absence of cases of death and cases serious.
The minister, who was answering a question about “the spread of the Coronavirus” presented by the socialist group to the House of Councillors, reported an increase in contamination which peaked on Tuesday at 1,677 cases, noting that “What is reassuring is the absence of serious cases and deaths, while the occupancy rate of resuscitation rooms is 0.36%”.
It is the “Omicron BA.2” sub-variant which is currently dominant in Morocco, said Khalid Ait Taleb, adding that despite the current level of transmission, the lethality rate of this variant tends to decrease proportionally to the number of changes.
The Minister attributed the upsurge in positive cases recorded in recent days in Morocco to the lifting of preventive measures and the relaxation observed in the ranks of citizens, in particular the non-wearing of bibs, as well as to trips and gatherings which are increasing in recent days. approaching the summer season. Calling on everyone to assume their share of responsibility for this rise in infections, the government official ruled out any tightening of restrictions “given that the whole world has lifted them and is now trying to live with the virus instead”.
The Kingdom has developed immunity thanks, first, to the national vaccination campaign, then following the contaminations recorded, noted Khalid Ait Taleb, concluding that “The virus is therefore proving to be harmful to the economy more than to health”.
The Minister called on vulnerable people who received the third dose of the Covid-19 vaccine more than six months ago to take the booster dose, insisting on the obligation to get vaccinated for people who did not have it not done yet.