King Mohammed VI received, this Tuesday at the Royal Palace in Casablanca, Said Amzazi and Othman El Ferdaous, in the presence of the Head of Government, Saâd-Eddine El Othmani.
The Sovereign has entrusted Amzazi, Minister of National Education, Vocational Training, Higher Education and Scientific Research, with the functions of government spokesman. The King also appointed Othman El Ferdaous, as Minister of Culture, Youth and Sports.
During this meeting, which took place the day after the authorities’ decision to make the wearing of masks obligatory, the Sovereign and the three government officials were keen to set an example by wearing protective masks.
As a reminder, the public authorities have decided to make the wearing of protective masks mandatory as from Tuesday 7 April for all persons authorized to travel outside their place of residence in exceptional cases set out beforehand.
In order to guarantee the availability of these masks in sufficient quantities, the authorities have called upon a group of national industrialists to supply the national market with these protective masks, specifying that their selling price has been set at 80 cents (0.078 USD) per unit, with the support of the Covid-19 Special Fund for the Management of the Pandemic.
It should be noted that any offender is liable to the penalties provided for in Article 4 of Decree-Law 2.20.292, which provides for a prison sentence of between one and three months and a fine of between DH300 (29.29USD) and DH1,300 (126.91 USD), or one of the two, whichever is the heavier.