RABAT, Morocco

Morocco on Tuesday extended for a month its state of health emergency imposed among measures to fight the novel coronavirus.

In a statement, the government of the North African nation said the emergency status, which was supposed to end on Aug. 10 would continue until Sept. 10.

Morocco has confirmed 9,638 coronavirus-related deaths and 588,448 cases of the disease, while 549,116 people have so far recovered, according to Moroccan Health Ministry.

More than 22 million people have gotten a COVID-19 vaccine in the country of approximately 36 million, including nearly 10 million who received the full two doses.

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