Rabat, Morocco (TMT)- The former Moroccan Minister of Health El Houssaine Louardi warned the Moroccan authorities against relaxing the state of health emergency measures before May 20, noting that any precipitated decision is a gamble.
“We are not ready for this (relaxation of the lockdown),” Louardi stressed.
“A lot of variables need to stabilize before we can take such a decision, as the World Health Organization is suggesting.
“The testing capacity needs to be increased first, and also the infection rate needs to stabilize,” Louardi explained.
Louardi noted that any decision that does not take into account the aforementioned can be deemed “a gamble.”
“Relaxing the guidelines need to be phased and progressive,” Louardi added.
Louardi also suggested that initially only people belonging to a “certain age group could be relaxed, or only in regions where the infection rate has dropped significantly.”
The Moroccan Times.