Rabat, Morocco (TMT)- Morocco’s General Directorate of Prison Administration and Reintegration (DGAPR) said in a statement that a couple of inmates in two other Moroccan prisons were tested for COVID-19, as a precautionary measure to avoid a catastrophic Ouarzazate-prison-like scenario.
The two prisons in question are the local prison of Kenitra and another one in Souk Laarbae.
The DGAPR stressed that people tested in said prisons “did neither show symptoms nor are suspected of carrying the virus,” further noting it is performing such random tests as “a precautionary measure only.”
The DGAPR will also ramp up its “random tests” to include other prisons across the kingdom, especially in cities where COVID-19 infections are rife, like Tangier, Fez, and Casablanca.
The Moroccan Times.