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24 Sep 2020 | 05:18 AM UTC

Morocco: Protesters to gather across the country September 24 /update 1

Morocco News Alert

Protesting nurses and healthcare employees to gather in multiple protests across the country on September 24; avoid all demonstrations, anticipate possible disruptions to medical services

TIMEFRAME expected from 9/24/2020, 12:00 AM until 9/26/2020, 11:59 PM (Africa/Casablanca). COUNTRY/REGION Morocco

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A series of demonstrations are expected to take place on Thursday, September 24, as nurses and healthcare technicians demand better pay and working conditions amid the ongoing coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic. Healthcare staff across the country have staged protests over inadequate staffing, poorly equipped facilities, and poor working conditions, in urban centers in recent weeks. Thursday's protests have reportedly been announced at the following locations (all local time):

Localized disruptions and a heightened security presence should be expected in the vicinity of the demonstration rallies. Clashes between security forces and protesters cannot be ruled out. Disruptions to medical services should be anticipated, though emergency services and treatment are unlikely to be affected. 


Those in Morocco are advised to monitor the situation, anticipate transportation disruptions and possible disruptions to medical services, avoid all protests or demonstrations as a precaution, and adhere to all instructions issued by local authorities. Travelers should confirm medical appointments.


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