Sat, 15 Aug 2020

RABAT, July 31 (Xinhua) -- Morocco registered 1,063 new COVID-19 cases on Friday, raising the tally of infections in the North African country to 24,322, the health ministry said.

The total recoveries increased by 347 to 17,658, while the death toll from the virus rose by seven to 353 in the last 24 hours, said Abdelkrim Meziane Belfkih, head of the department of epidemic diseases at the Ministry of Health, at a press briefing.

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.

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