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    Coronavirus Pandemic: Borders Shut, Public Events Cancelled (257)

    Globally, the novel virus has affected over 266,000 people, according to the latest data provided by the World Health Organisation, with over 11,000 deaths so far.

    Royal Air Maroc is suspending all domestic flights in the country amid the coronavirus pandemic until further notice, the Moroccan news agency (MAP) reported on Saturday.

    As of today, at least 96 cases of the novel coronavirus have been registered in Morocco, and three more people died from the disease. Among the high-profile figures, Moroccan minister of equipment and transport, Abdelaziz Rabbah, has tested positive for the coronavirus after a foreign trip.

    Moroccan authorities has initiated a series of measures to curb the virus spread in the country.

    On 15 March, Morocco suspended flights with 21 countries, including Greece, Norway, and Turkey over the coronavirus outbreak, the country's foreign ministry said.

    Earlier, Moroccan authorities temporarily stopped flights to Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium and Portugal due to large number of coronavirus cases.

    Other Arab countries already made similar decisions to suspend air traffic with coronavirus-affected countries.

    Coronavirus Pandemic: Borders Shut, Public Events Cancelled (257)
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