March 16, 2020 / 12:52 PM / 24 days ago

Morocco to close all mosques over coronavirus fears- statement

RABAT, March 16 (Reuters) - Morocco will close all mosques from Monday as a protective measures against the coronavirus outbreak, the country’s supreme religious council said.

Morocco will also close eateries, cinemas, theatres, sports, public clubs, baths, and other entertainment venues starting from Monday, the Interior Ministry said earlier in the day.

Markets, and shops selling necessary goods, as well as restaurants offering a delivery service, are exempt, the ministry said. (Reporting by Ahmed Eljechtimi; Editing by Alex Richardson)

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