RABAT, Aug. 6 (Xinhua) -- Moroccan government on Thursday extended the state of medical emergency for another month until September 10.
The Moroccan cabinet endorsed in a meeting in Rabat the extension of the emergency decree for the fifth time due to the recent surge of COVID-19 cases.
The decree also enforce legal consequences for those breach the public health regulations as not wearing face masks or not complying with the social distancing.
Any violation is liable to a penalty of 33 U.S. dollars to be paid immediately to law enforcement officers, otherwise, the file will be presented to the judicial authorities.
On Wednesday, Morocco reported 1,283 new COVID-19 cases, the biggest single-day increase so far, taking the number of infections in the country to 28,500.
The government has also ordered recently the return to confinement of eight cities due to the growing number of coronavirus infections.