Morocco bans New Year’s Eve celebrations

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Rabat, Dec 21 : Morocco has banned all New Year’s Eve celebrations as part of measures to curb the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic.

According to a statement by the Moroccan government, the ban also includes parties and special events organised in hotels, restaurants and tourist establishments, reports Xinhua news agency.

A night curfew on New Year’s Eve will be implemented from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m., the statement added.

The decision aims to strengthen the preventive measures necessary to curb the spread of the Covid-19, it said.

Meanwhile, the Ministry of Health reported 102 new Covid-19 infections on Monday, bringing the number of confirmed cases in the country to 952,916.

Morocco had launched a vaccination campaign on January 28.

As of Monday, the total number of people fully vaccinated in Morocco reached 22,843,009, representing more than 70 per cent of the target population.

IANS / AGENCY

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