Coronavirus: cases in Morocco surge to 225

Rabat cardinal holds inter-faith 'prayer pandemic'

26 March, 17:16

    RABAT - The number of known novel coronavirus, or COVID-19, cases in Morocco rose to 225 by Thursday. There had been about 10 new known cases per day last week, rising to 55 new cases in under 24 hours more recently. Six people with COVID-19 have died and six have recovered, according to the health ministry. The largest number testing positive are in Casablanca (59), followed by Fez (50), Rabat (45) and Marrakech (32).

    Amid surreal silence in the old cities of the North African country, minarets continue to call out at prayer times but the mosques themselves are closed. Rabat cardinal Cristobal Lopez Roero called for a ''prayer pandemic'' on the evening of March 25, when Christians, Jews, and Muslims chanted 'Our Father', 'Shema', and 'Al Fatiha' while lighting candles in their windows. Isolation in Morocco, which was imposed starting on March 19 and which will remain place until further notice, impacts the 30 days of preparation for Ramadan, the Muslim holy month of fasting which is expected to start on April 24.

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