Morocco coronavirus cases now up to 134

Policemen instruct a man to return home in Morocco’s capital Rabat on March 22, 2020. (AFP)
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Updated 23 March 2020

Morocco coronavirus cases now up to 134

DUBAI: Morocco reported new confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus on Monday, bringing the total number to 134 cases in the Kingdom, the Ministry of Health said on its website www.covidmaroc.ma.

The new cases have been confirmed at the Pasteur-Maroc Institute’s laboratory and the National Center for Influenza and Respiratory Viruses under the Rabat Hygiene Institute, the ministry said, adding that the cases excluded following negative tests are 523.

The ministry also reported the recovery of three patients, while four deaths were reported.

The ministry urged citizens to observe rules of hygiene, implement the precautionary measures issued by the Moroccan authorities, act with responsibility and show patriotism.


Syria’s air defenses intercept ‘hostile targets’ above Damascus countryside

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Syria’s air defenses intercept ‘hostile targets’ above Damascus countryside

CAIRO: Syria’s air defenses on Monday intercepted ‘hostile targets’ above Damascus’ southwestern countryside, state media reported.
No details were immediately available and there were no initial reports of damage or casualties.