The “R0” index does not retreat, leading to the extension of the quarantine in Morocco


For the first time, since the beginning of the peak of the outbreak of the emerging “Corona” virus, Morocco has recorded the lowest number of daily infections in the past 24 hours, reaching only 45 cases in the Kingdom.

And five days after May 20, the date of the end of the second quarantine, Mohamed Al-Youbi, Director of the Department of Epidemiology and Disease Control at the Ministry of Health, confirmed that the indicator of the spread of Corona virus (R0) has not yet fallen below the threshold of 1.

Al-Youbi said in a press statement today, Friday: “We are still recording epidemic hotspots and it is necessary to take care and caution, especially since the disease prevalence index did not fall below the threshold of 1 or much less so that we can control more and more of the spread of the epidemic.”

It appears through the statement of the Ministry of Health that the government is moving towards extending the quarantine after May 20, especially as the Minister of Health has previously stressed the necessity of stabilizing the virus speed index (R0) in less than 1 for a period of two weeks in order to raise the quarantine in the Kingdom; But this is not possible in the current period, as we are only five days away from May 20.

On the other hand, the director of the Directorate of Epidemiology and Disease Control at the Ministry of Health stated that almost all of the 45 new cases were registered in the city of Casablanca with an industrial focus, then in the city of Tangier and mainly in two family outposts.

The official at the Ministry of Health added that six authorities in Morocco have not registered any cases during the past 24 hours, namely the Daraa Tafilalet region, the east, Beni Mellal Khenifra, Guelmim, Wadi Nun, Laayoune Sakia El Hamra, and Dakhla, Wadi El Dahab.

Al-Youbi continued, in his statement, that there were no casualties recorded in Morocco in successive days, which are the regions of Beni Mellal Khenifra, Guelmim, Wadi Nun, Laayoune El Sakia El Hamra, and Dakhla, Wadi El Dahab.

Today, the national laboratories have excluded a total of 3,649 cases of possible HIV infection; However, the tests confirmed that it was “Covid 19”.

The death rate continues to be stable at 2.9 per cent, compared to the recovery to 51.1, according to the director of the epidemiology.

The Ministry of Health announced that no additional deaths have been recorded, so that the number of deaths in 190 cases has settled up to the age of four, and that an additional 90 cases of recovery have been registered, bringing the total number of cases of similar recovery to 3400 cases.



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