Morocco registers 1,386 new COVID-19 cases, 73,780 in total

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RABAT, Sept. 7 (Xinhua) -- Morocco announced on Monday 1,386 new COVID-19 infections, taking the tally in the North African country since March 2 to 73,780.

The number of recoveries from the coronavirus in Morocco increased to 56,096 after 822 more were added, while the death toll rose by 33 to 1,394, the ministry of health said in a statement.

Meanwhile, 202 patients are in intensive care units.

Morocco has established on Monday a new lockdown in Casablanca, the North African country's economic hub, after a huge increase of coronavirus infections during the last days.

The government also announced the closure of all schools and universities in the city for at least two weeks with the adoption of distance education.

"The adoption of drastic measures are necessary, otherwise the situation will be out of control in the coming days," the Minister of Health Khalid Ait Taleb told the official news agency MAP.

China has helped Morocco in its fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.

A batch of medical supplies donated by the government of northwest China's Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region was transported on June 8 to Casablanca-Settat in Morocco.

On May 14, China Development Bank sent a batch of donation, including respirators and medical protective masks, to help Morocco fight the COVID-19 pandemic.

China's Guizhou Province also donated 15,000 surgical gloves, 20,000 medical masks and 2,000 protective suits to help protect Moroccan medical workers fighting the pandemic. Enditem

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