Rabat - King Mohammed VI has tested positive for COVID-19, the monarch’s personal doctor Lahcen Belyamani announced today.
A statement from the doctor said the King of Morocco is following medical protocol over the coming few days.
The king’s physicians are likely to keep a close eye on the monarch’s health as he has had past issues with a heart condition that appeared to have improved significantly over the past two years.
The number of COVID-19 cases in Morocco multiplied over the past month, moving from a few dozen new daily cases to 1 568 cases recorded within the past 24 hours.
So far, Morocco’s epidemic has resulted in over 1.1 million infections, with 8 560 current active infections in the country.
The number of infections brought the total of COVID-19 cases registered in Morocco since its outbreak to 1,181,042. The total number of fatalities related to the virus stands at 16,085.
Casablanca-Settat region currently has the majority of cases in the past 24 hours (641), followed by Rabat-Sale-Kenitra (475), and Fez Meknes (132 cases).
Source: Morocco World News.