17. Did you know that Morocco has one of the lowest death rates in the COVID-19 pandemic?
Morocco is just a little bit further down the list than Singapore and has a mortality rate of 5.072. Morocco is known to be an exotic and exciting location – and they can look after their population! A winning combination for any country. When the outbreak of COVID-19 first started, Morocco decided to implement drastic measures to contain the virus as best as possible. They announced a state of emergency on March 20th, even though the country only had 77 cases at that point. What did this mean for Morocco in terms of restrictions?
They decided to suspend any public events, and they were also controlling the movement of their citizens within the cities. Also, the people decided to stop both inter-city and international travel to curb the spread of the virus. This country supported the World Health Organization, which helped them coordinate development partners to support these efforts. They aided with preparedness plans and also assistance for testing and treatment protocols. These efforts are working and helping keep their population safe during the pandemic. Morocco still has one of the lowest fatality rates globally, of course in proportion to the total infections.