Morocco Reports 101 New COVID-19 Cases over Past 24 Hours

A total of 24,915,402 people have received the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, while the number of fully vaccinated people (1st and 2nd doses) has reached 23,415,243, the ministry pointed out in its daily COVID-19 bulletin, noting that 6,857,877 people have received the third dose of the vaccine, while 56,098 people have received the fourth dose.


According to the same source, the number of COVID-19 cases reported since the start of the outbreak of the virus rose to 1,268,396, while recoveries increased to 1,250,874, i.e. a recovery rate of 98.6%.


The new COVID-19 cases were recorded in the regions of Rabat-Salé-Kenitra (67), Casablanca-Settat (14), Marrakech-Safi (8), Souss-Massa (6), Fez-Meknes (4), Eastern region (1) and Guelmim-Oued Noun (1).


As for coronavirus-related fatalities, their number remained at 16,284, with no case recorded in the last 24 hours.


The number of active cases stands at 1,238, with one new case under artificial respiration reported over the last 24 hours.


Source: Agency Morocaine De Presse

Death of Moroccan Peacekeeper in CAR: Security Council, UN SG Express Condolences to Morocco

In a press statement adopted on Friday, the UNSC members expressed their deepest condolences and sympathy to the family of the peacekeeper, to Morocco, and to the United Nations.


They condemned in the strongest terms the attack on the Obo airfield in the southeast of the Central African Republic.


For his part, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres expressed, in a statement issued by his spokesman, his deepest condolences to the family of the deceased peacekeeper and the Kingdom and people of Morocco.


He strongly condemned the attack, noting that MINUSCA has opened an investigation to establish the facts regarding the death of the Moroccan peacekeeper.


In addition, Guterres expressed to the Ambassador, Permanent Representative of Morocco to the UN, Omar Hilale, his deepest condolences to the family of the deceased peacekeeper and the government and people of Morocco.


Under-Secretary-General for Peace Operations, Jean-Pierre Lacroix, conveyed to Ambassador Hilale his condolences to the government and the Royal Armed Forces following the death of the Moroccan peacekeeper.


“I thank Morocco once again for its commitment and support to our operations, despite the very heavy price resulting from this,” he said, adding that the UN “will do its utmost to hold the perpetrators accountable for this act”.


In a tweet, the UN official also expressed his sincere condolences to the relatives of the Moroccan peacekeeper killed in the attack in CAR, while serving for peace with the UN mission.


He noted that an investigation has been opened and the perpetrators of this heinous act will be held accountable.


Also, the Security Council and the UN SG have emphasized that attacks on UN peacekeepers may constitute war crimes under international law.


Source: Agency Morocaine De Presse

Niamey: President of Niger Receives Minister Mezzour, Carrying Message from HM the King

“I had the great honor today to deliver a message from HM King Mohammed VI, may God assist him, to His Excellency the President of the Republic of Niger, Mr. Mohamed Bazoum,” Mezzour told the press at the end of the audience, held in the presence of HM the King’s ambassador to Niger, Allal Elachab.


“This message is part of the strengthening of deep relations between our two sister countries. Multidimensional, economic, social, environmental, cultural and sports relations that the two Heads of State call to strengthen concretely on the ground,” said Mezzour.


Source: Agency Morocaine De Presse