Rabat, Morocco (TMT)- In an interview given to Morocco’s national TV channel 2M, the Moroccan Minister of Health Khalid Ait Taleb said that Morocco’s COVID-19 transmission rate is slightly above the 1% mark, further noting that the authorities will gradually relax the nationwide curfew measures “if this rate drops to 1%, or below 1%.”
Ait Taleb stressed that in some regions across the kingdom, the transmission rate is already below 1%.
The Moroccan Times believes nevertheless that such estimates about the transmission rate in Morocco to be factually incorrect, as Morocco’s testing capacity is very low, with the total number of daily COVID-19 tests in Morocco standing in the best case scenario at 2000. A transmission rate ratio can only be computed reliably if a country has a solid testing capacity, which is currently not the case of any African country.
The Moroccan Times.