Morocco suspends flights to and from Germany, the United Kingdom and the Netherlands

More than 150,000 deaths related to this disease in the UK

The Moroccan authority that manages airports announced on the social networking site Twitter, “The suspension of the Moroccan authorities, as of 10/20/2021 at 23:59 and until further notice, flights to and from: Germany, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom.” .

According to the Moroccan national airline, the decision was taken “due to the development of the epidemic” in the three European countries.

These countries are part of the countries with which Morocco has the largest number of air connections, because it is among the countries with the largest number of Moroccan immigrants.

And Rabat had already suspended, on the fifth of October, for the same reason, air contacts with Russia, which provided daily records of new infections with the SARS-Cov-2 coronavirus, which causes Covid-19 disease.

The British government said on Tuesday, in the face of a rise in infections, it was “closely watching” a new variant (“AY4.2”) of the Delta mutation, which is considered more contagious than the initial strain and which has spread across the UK. .

The UK has already exceeded 40,000 cases of COVID-19 per day, an incidence much higher than the rest of Europe, but the number of infections is also increasing in the Netherlands and Germany.

Morocco managed to control the third wave of the virus and its variants after launching a strong vaccination campaign last January.

Currently, the country has 19.8 million people vaccinated with a single dose (54%) and 16.4 million people with two (43%).

However, Morocco intends to vaccinate 80% of the population (ie 30 million people), having launched, at the beginning of October, a campaign for the third dose of the vaccine and is preparing a health declaration later this week.

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