The Council of Government in Morocco, meeting today, Thursday, decided to extend the validity period of the state of health emergency in the country until the end of January 31, 2022, as part of efforts to combat the outbreak of the Corona virus.
The Minister Delegate to the Prime Minister in charge of Relations with Parliament, the government spokesperson, Mustafa Baitas, said during a press conference after the meeting of the Government Council that the latter “ratified the draft Decree No. 2.21.1016 to extend the period of validity of the state of health emergency throughout the national territory, To counter the outbreak of the Corona virus, it was presented by Mr. Abdelwafi Laftit, Minister of the Interior.
Paytas added that “this draft decree aims to extend the period of validity of the state of health emergency throughout the national territory from Friday, December 31, 2021 at six o’clock in the evening, until Monday, January 31, 2022 at six o’clock in the evening, in order to continue to ensure effectiveness and efficiency. The appropriate measures and measures taken by the public authorities to limit the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The minister explained that “this extension is based on the requirements of Article 2 of Decree-Law No. 2.20.292 issued on March 23, 2020 regarding the enactment of provisions for a state of health emergency and the procedures for declaring it, which gives the two governmental authorities in charge of the interior and health the power to propose an extension of the validity period of a state of health emergency. By virtue of a decree, the territorial scope of its application, the term of its validity, and the measures to be taken shall be determined.
Source: Maghreb Arab News Agency
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