World Coronavirus in Morocco: The Kingdom reopens its airspace after two months of closing
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The Moroccan government was in particular under the pressure of a tourist sector hard hitOmicron - The Moroccan government was in particular under the pressure of a tourist sector hardly touched
the loose Morocco of Les. The Moroccan government decided to reopen from 7 February the airspace at the flight to and from the country, after, according to a statement broadcast Thursday night by the MAP agency. The authorities were under the pressure of a tourism sector in bankruptcy and Moroccans blocked abroad to unlock closed borders since November 29 due to variant.
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"This decision intervenes in accordance with the legal provisions on the management of the State of Health and following the recommendations of the Scientific and Technical Commission and taking into account the evolution of the epidemiological situation in the Kingdom," the statement indicates the statement . "To support the implementation of this decision, a technical commission is currently considering the review of the measures to be adopted at the frontier positions and the conditions required for travelers, which will be announced later", specifies the same source. The Government has also extended Thursday the state of health emergency in force since 2020, throughout the territory until February 28th.
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Tourism hard hit
The closing of borders hit the tourism, hotel and restaurant industry, a vital sector for the Kingdom economy. Despite the announcement of a Tourism Support Plan of two billion dirhams (190 million euros), tour operators demonstrated Wednesday through the Kingdom to claim the reopening of borders.
"The closure assists us a very hard blow because we are now stopping while our charges are still fixed," had testified with AFP Mimoun Azzouzi, owner of a travel agency in Temara, near Rabat . "The people want the reopening of borders," chanted hundreds of protesters in Marrakech, the tourist capital, according to videos published on Facebook.Protestations and inequalities
The closure of the airspace has raised strong protests from the important Moroccan diaspora, especially since some private jet companies operated links toat exorbitant prices - more than 10,000 Euros per passenger for one way -, according to information sites and testimonials on social networks.
light relaxation of sanitary restrictions in Belgium
health-coronavirus / Belgium (photo): light relaxation of sanitary restrictions in Belgium Brussels, 21 January (Reuters) - The Belgian authorities announced on Friday a slight relaxation of the sanitary restrictions established to curb The propagation of the Omicron variant of the coronavirus and that a vaccinal reminder would be necessary for the major after five months to access bars and cinemas.
If the peak of contaminations atvaries seems to have been reached during the week of 17 to 23 January, according to the Ministry of Health, the authorities nevertheless worry about rising cases in resuscitation.
vaccine factory with its 36 million inhabitants, the Maghreb country relies on its vaccination campaign and "national solidarity" to stop the epidemic: more than 23 million people received a second dose of vaccine. The objective of the authorities is to immunize 80% of the population, some 30 million people, with Sinopharm and Pfizer / Biontech vaccines.
Thursday, King Mohammed VI inaugurated the construction site of a manufacturing plant of, which must start its production in July in Benslimane, in the region of Casablanca, the economic capital. Called Senseyo Pharmatech, this factory will be dedicated to "the manufacture and installation of vaccines (anti-Covid and other vaccines)" and will have "three industrial lines whose combined production capacity will reach 116 million units in 2024". , details the map.
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The kingdom wants self-sufficiency
This company, in partnership with the Swedish company Recipharm, "will ensure the self-sufficiency of the kingdom in terms of vaccines," according to the agency. The objective is to manufacture between 2022 and 2025 "the active substance of more than 20 biotherapeutic vaccines and products, including three vaccines against coronavirus, covering more than 70% of the needs of the Kingdom and more than 60% of those of Africa "
Morocco has already started the production of more than three million doses of Sinopharm Chinese vaccine each month. This monthly production must reach five million doses from next month and more than 20 million end 2022.
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