Morocco bans flights from Belgium, Italy over covid-19

London, March 2, 2021 (AltAfrica)-Morocco has added Italy and Belgium to the list of countries with which to suspend air links, in order to limit the spread of COVID-19.

The COVID-19 safety measures will affect 56 flights between Brussels Airport and Morocco. The COVID-19 safety measures affect 56 flights from Air Arabia, Royal Air Maroc, and TUI at Brussels Airport, reports the Belga news agency.

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Meanwhile, the suspension of air traffic between Morocco and Italy will disrupt the flights of Royal Air Maroc, Ryanair, Air Arabia Maroc, American Airlines, Iberia, Transavia France, easyJet, and KLM.

Morocco had already suspended maritime links with Italy on February 3.

Despite Morocco’s steadily decreasing infection rate, the government has proceeded with caution. On March 1, Morocco extended the night curfew by two more weeks.

“This decision is made on the basis of the recommendations of the Scientific and Technical Commission concerning the need to maintain the necessary measures to fight against the coronavirus,” the government’s statement said.

As of March 1, Morocco confirmed a total of 483,766 COVID-19 infections, with 5,784 active cases. On the same day, Morocco announced 14 COVID-19 related deaths, bringing the total to 8,637.

Under Morocco’s national vaccination campaign 3,568,670 people have received the first dose, with 232,980 having received the second dose.
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