Following a continuous remarkable increase in the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the country, there is said to have been rumors of medicine shortages amid the coronavirus crisis in Morocco.
In a press release, Morocco’s Ministry of Health has reassured citizens, health care professionals, and patients of sufficient stocks of medicines used in COVID-19 treatment.
It said that the available stock is enough to cover the country’s needs over the coming months.
The ministry’s statement comes to refute false reports that claim the North African country is out of medicines in treating COVID-19.
The ministry said there will be no change in the market supply of the medicines.
“The national market will be supplied with the regular quantities needed, provided everyone adheres to rational use of the medicines.”
The statement also called on all concerned actors to commit to respecting measures to guarantee the availability of treatment to all patients.
Morocco has recorded 94,504 COVID-19 cases to date including 1,714 deaths and 74,930 recoveries.
Over 17,362 active cases are now receiving treatment.
The health ministry warned that the country’s epidemiological situation is worsening. The ministry also cautioned citizens against disregarding preventive measures to contain the virus, calling on them to wear face masks in public and wash their hands frequently.