On March 14th, the Ministry of the Interior declared a ban on all public gatherings of more than 50 persons. Additionally, all ‘non-essential’ public places must be closed.
On March 21st, the Ministry announced the prohibition of movement between cities, except for transport of goods, as well as travels for professional or health reasons.
On March 23rd, the Moroccan Government declared a state of health emergency that would allow the government, in case of need, to take exceptional economic, financial, social, or environmental measures in order to limit the negative effects of the state of emergency. It also provides for punishments of one to three months in prison and a fine between 300 and 1,300 dirhams, or one of the two, for anyone who disobeys the orders and decisions of the authorities (See Here).
On the same date, the Government issued another decree that places Morocco in a state of health emergency until Monday, April 20 at 6 p.m (See Here). The State of emergency was extended until May 20th by a Decree of April 18, 2020 (More info) and the Government Council is now proposing to extend it until June 10th at 6pm.
Starting April 6th, wearing a mask as well as having a traffic permit is required for any movement outside the home.
The Government has created a Special Fund for the management of the Coronavirus pandemic (See Here). This Fund will be used, among other things, for expenses related to supporting the national economy to cope with the effects of the Coronavirus “Le Covid-19” pandemic; and also for expenses related to job preservation and the mitigation of the social impact of the Coronavirus pandemic.
The Ministry of Labour has published a guide on ‘Tips and information on preventing Corona virus (Covid-19) infection in the workplace’ to help employers and employees reduce the risk of contamination (See Here).