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Morocco Tightens COVID-19 Restrictions Amid Spike In Coronavirus Cases

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Morocco Tightens COVID-19 Restrictions

The Moroccan government have imposed new tight restrictions on movement in the country’s main tourist hubs -Casablanca and Marrakesh –  following a spike in Coronavirus infections.

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Authorities say several districts of the two cities will be closed off, with restaurants, coffeehouses and businesses operating at reduced hours.

On Tuesday, partial lockdowns were ordered in the capital, rabat, and the port city of tangiers, with armoured vehicles patrolling the streets and police manning checkpoints.

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Some public parks and beaches in Casablanca have been closed.

Morocco has recorded more than 46,000 cases of the coronavirus and 743 deaths.

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Bah Ndaw Sworn In As Mali’s Transitional President Following Coup

Mali’s new interim president Bah Nda`w has been sworn into office today, Friday at a ceremony in the nation`s capital, Bamako.  The former defence minister and retired army colonel was picked by coup leader, Colonel Assimi Goita, to head a transitional government until elections are held. Colonel Assimi Goita, will serve as deputy president.

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Nda`w said, in his inauguration speech, that he will end militant insurgency in the country’s north and stop organized crime.

The military junta in Mali took over power and forced Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta out of office five weeks ago. ECOWAS leaders have overseen negotiations for a return to democracy.  The appointment of a civilian president was a condition for the west African regional group, ECOWAS, to lift the sanctions it earlier imposed after the coup.

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Mali leaders are hoping ECOWAS will lift sanctions on the country after the inauguration. The new government is expected to be in office for a transition period of 18 months that will lead to an election.

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