Morocco Announces a Third Case of the New Coronavirus

The Ministry of Health announced that it has registered a third case of the new confirmed Coronavirus, from a French tourist who arrived in Marrakech on Saturday.

“Within the framework of the epidemiological monitoring and surveillance system and in execution of its communication policy, the Ministry of Health announced to the public opinion that a third case of the new Coronavirus has been registered and confirmed from a French tourist who arrived Saturday in Marrakech and who presented respiratory symptoms on Sunday, said the ministry in a statement, stating that the patient went to the hospital and that the medical staff, who quickly suspected his infection, began the necessary steps to carry out the tests at the Institut Pasteur-Maroc laboratory, which confirmed the case.”

The patient is receiving medical care in a hospital in Marrakech where he will be treated according to the health measures in force, the ministry added, noting that the state of health of the infected person is stable and does not give cause for concern.

The services of the Ministry of Health have taken the necessary measures to accompany this case, in accordance with national and international health safety standards.  

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