The decision to ban night trips from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. affects everyone, including people with a vaccination pass, an informed source told MoroccoLatestNews.
Travel between cities and regions requires a vaccination pass or an authorization issued by the territorial authorities, she added, further noting that the ban on travel to and from the cities of Casablanca, Marrakech and Agadir excludes vaccinated people, those in an urgent medical situation requiring travel and those responsible for transporting goods and merchandise, in addition to workers in the public and private sectors holding an “mission order”.
For its part, a government source revealed that the measures taken are based on the recommendations of the Management Committee and the Scientific Committee on “Covid-19”, given the worsening epidemiological situation, stressing that there is a real problem concerning the percentage of occupancy of resuscitation beds in a certain number of Moroccan cities, where it is on the rise.
As a reminder, the government has decided to tighten up, including a night curfew from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. and the conditioning of inter-city trips by the vaccination pass or a special authorization.
The new measures, which come into force on Tuesday, August 3 at 9 p.m., also include the putting under cover of the cities of Casablanca, Agadir and Marrakech, which are experiencing an outbreak of cases of contamination.
In a press release published on Monday, the government indicates that in accordance with the recommendations of the scientific and technical committee, and to continue to strengthen the preventive measures necessary to limit the spread of the new Covid epidemic, and in order to preserve the health of citizens, and given the very sharp increase in the number of cases and the number of deaths recorded in the recent period
The government has thus decided, as of August 3, 2021 at 9 p.m.:
– Prohibition of night travel throughout the country from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m.
-Prohibition to travel to and from the cities of Casablanca, Marrakech and Agadir. Excluded from this decision are vaccinated persons holding a “vaccination passport”, persons with urgent medical conditions, persons responsible for transporting goods and merchandise, as well as workers in the public and private sectors holding a “Mission order”, document signed and sealed by their superiors at work.
-Closure of restaurants and cafes at 9 p.m.
-Closure of hammams, sports halls and indoor swimming pools.
– Gatherings and activities in closed and open spaces must not exceed 25 people, with the obligation to obtain authorization from local authorities in the event of an overrun. Hotels and other tourist establishments must not exceed 75% of their capacity.
– Encourage remote work in the public and private sectors, in cases which allow it.
-Maintain all other preventive restrictions previously introduced (ban on commemorative ceremonies, ban the organization of weddings and parties, limit the capacity of public transport, restaurants, cafes and public swimming pools to 50%, restrict movement between workers and regions with an obligation to present a vaccination certificate or with an administrative authorization to travel issued by local authorities, etc.).