The Japanese private news agency “Pan Orient News” praised Morocco’s exemplary management of the vaccination campaign against the Covid-19 epidemic.
The accelerated pace of vaccination is one of the indicators of the country’s ability to contain the spread of the virus, three weeks after HM King Mohammed VI launched the national vaccination campaign against Covid-19. The Sovereign had, on that occasion, received the first dose of the vaccine, wrote Pan Orient News in an article published Monday.
The Moroccan experience is one of the most successful experiences in the fight against Covid-19, particularly with regard to the management of vaccine supply, while many countries in the region have failed to provide their citizens with Covid-19 vaccination.
In addition, “the Kingdom of Morocco is the first African country to launch a vaccination campaign against Covid-19, and the vaccines are free of charge for all Moroccans and foreign residents in the country aged 17 years or more,” noted the Japanese agency.
It also welcomed the solidarity approach of the Kingdom towards the African continent, recalling the royal instructions given by HM the King, in June 2020, to send emergency and preventive medical aid to several African countries to support their efforts to fight the Covid-19 pandemic.
Furthermore, the article highlighted the various measures taken by the Kingdom to address the health, economic and social repercussions of the virus, particularly the creation of a special fund for the management of the coronavirus pandemic, to help the most affected populations and support the national economy, recalling, in the same context, the momentum of solidarity shown by the Moroccan people.