Moroccans Risk Fine, Jail for Failing to Wear Mask in Public

Obiajulu Joel Nwolu

Moroccan government on Saturday said citizens who fail to wear face mask in public could be fine a maximum of 140 U.S dollars or up to three months incineration.

The Interior Ministry said in a statement, “Anyone who refuses to wear a mask in public will face a term of one to three months’ imprisonment and a fine of between 32 dollars and 140 dollars, without excluding other severe criminal penalties.”

This warning follows “the laxity of certain people with regard to compliance with the mandatory measures of wearing protective masks outside the home,” the ministry statement noted.

On Friday, Morocco registered 570 new COVID-19 cases and seven deaths, raising the tally of infections in the North African country to 18,834 and the death toll to 299.

Source: CGTN Africa

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