Melilla Covid vaccinations surge after Moroccan border opens

Requirement to enter Morocco from Spain

17 May, 15:21

    MADRID - A considerable increase in vaccinations against COVID has been seen in Melilla, a Spanish enclave in North Africa where over the night between Monday and Tuesday the land border opened with Morocco after a two-year closure.

    Reports were from the radio Cadena Ser and other media, which noted that the increase in people wanting to be vaccinated had begun after the news that this was one of the requirements set by Rabat to cross the border.

    Cadena Ser reported that a thousand doses had been administered between Monday and Tuesday.

    An increase in people willing to get vaccinated was also seen in Ceuta, the other Spanish enclave where the border was also opened, according to the local newspaper El Faro de Ceuta.

    In both the cities, the reopening of the border happened without incident and was welcomed by celebrating on both sides of the border, Spanish media reported.

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