Resumption of Classes, Opening of Borders…: The New Fake News around Covid-19 in Morocco

The Coronavirus, which has caused more than 2.4 million cases of contamination worldwide, is at the origin of a flow of Fake news relayed on social networks. Here is the sorting between the falsr and the true information for a better awareness.

– Classes for the senior classes resume on May 25 and exams are held on June 23. FALSE

– Opening of land borders at Sebta and Melilla to allow Moroccan nationals to return to the country. FALSE

– Sale of disinfectant bottles to nurses and midwives at the Souissi Hospital, part of the Ibn Sina University Hospital in Rabat. FALSE

– 140 new cases of Covid-19 infection have been confirmed in Morocco, bringing the total number of cases of contamination to 3,186. TRUE

– The frequency of laboratory analysis of suspected cases of Coronavirus (Covid-19) has increased significantly to 2,000 tests per day. TRUE

– The DGAPR (Moroccan General Delegation of the Penitentiaries and Reinsertion Administration) decided to subject the entire prison population of the local prison in Ouarzazate to coronavirus testing, after officials and inmates were contaminated. TRUE

– Announcement of the schedule for the remaining activities of the current school year will be made at the appropriate time through institutional channels. TRUE

– The security operations carried out to impose a state of health emergency have led to the arrest of 2,993 people in the last 24 hours, of whom 1,697 have been taken into custody. TRUE

– Implementation of a zero interest rate loan for self-entrepreneurs, impacted by the Covid-19 crisis, which can reach an amount of MAD 15,000. TRUE

– More than 200,000 eligible Ramedist households benefit from the financial aid per day. TRUE

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