Morocco to impose night curfew during Ramadan amid COVID-19

People wearing face masks are seen on a street in Casablanca, Morocco, on Sept. 16, 2020. (Photo by Chadi/Xinhua)

Morocco says a nationwide nighttime curfew will be in effect during the Muslim’s fasting month of Ramadan to combat the spread of COVID-19.

The curfew will be in place from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m., starting from the first day of Ramadan.

The previous decisions to contain the spread of the virus will remain, said the statement, referring to the closure of all commercial activities at 8 p.m.

The statement said the night curfew is in line with recommendations from the Scientific and Technical Committee.

Morocco’s COVID-19 tally rose on Tuesday evening to 499,025, while the death toll hit 8,865 and the total number of recoveries increased to 485,708.

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