Fri, 25 Sep 2020

RABAT, Aug. 6 (Xinhua) -- Morocco registered 1,144 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday, raising the tally of infections in the North African country to 29,644, the health ministry said.

The total recoveries increased by 559 to 20,553, while the death toll from the virus rose by 14 to 449 in the last 24 hours, said Mouad Mrabet, coordinator of the Moroccan Center for Public Health Operations at the Ministry of Health, at a press briefing.

Earlier in the day, Moroccan government extended the state of medical emergency for another month until Sept. 10 amid the recent surge of COVID-19 cases.

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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