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Morocco's RAM Suspends Flights to Italy

Tue 10 Mar 2020 | 10:26 AM
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Morocco's airline Royal Air Maroc “RAM” has decided to temporarily suspend flights to and from Italy’s Venice and Milan cities until further notes amid Coronavirus outbreak.

Morocco's Ministry of Foreign Affairs has launched a hotline number to keep in contact with the Moroccan community residing in Italy, estimated to half-million immigrants.

So far, Morocco tested 57 people for the coronavirus, with two tested positive.

It is worth mentioning that, Italy’s government decided on Monday to suspend all sports events in Italy, including all matches in Serie A, until April 3.

In a press conference, the country’s prime minister Giuseppe Conte announced the suspension of all sports events in the European state, but the decision will not be implemented on the Italian clubs or national teams participating in international competitions.

The virus spread across Italy with over 7,000 confirmed cases and more than 450 deaths.

Italy had taken many precautionary measures before as it suspended the schools and all crowded events in the country.

It also banned anyone from entering or leaving the European country.

The World Health Organization WHO has warned that world countries should do more and prepare for a possible pandemic because of Coronavirus outbreak.

In an official statement, WHO said that it is too early to announce a pandemic now, but the countries should be in a “phase of preparedness”.

“The epidemic will be declared when the infectious disease is easily transmitted from person to person in many parts of the world,” the statement read.

More cases of the virus, which causes respiratory disease Covid-19, continue to emerge, with outbreaks in South Korea, Italy, and Iran.