The King of Morocco, Mohammed VI, called for vigilance during the COVID-19 pandemic during this speech from the throne on the occasion of Throne Day on 30 July.
His Majesty also asked for solidarity and respect for the health measures that have been put in place in Morocco to fight the disease. He said: “I call for vigilance, solidarity, respect for health measures and the development of a plan that maintains the necessary mobilisation and allows to face, if necessary, a possible second wave of the pandemic.”
The King went on to add: “I call for vigilance, solidarity, respect for health measures and the development of a plan that maintains the necessary mobilization and allows to face, if necessary, a possible second wave of the pandemic.”
He spoke about how he worries about the health of Moroccan citizens like he does the health of his own family. “My benevolent interest in the health of every Moroccan citizen and the safety of his family is measured against my concerns for my own children and my own family. And this concern is particularly great in these difficult times of the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic that Morocco is going through, like the rest of the world,” he remarked.
His Majesty stressed that he was proud of how Moroccans have reacted to the pandemic and abided by health advisories. He also made sure to express his gratitude to health care professionals, first responders, public service personnel and the military for their sacrifices in the COVID fight and all they have done for Morocco.
The King also addressed the economic impact and announced that around £10 billion (or 11 billion euros) would be pumped into the Moroccan economy through a Special Fund to help it recover. He said that this fund would help “to deal with the health, economic and social consequences of the pandemic.”
King Mohammed was accompanied by his son, 17-year-old Crown Prince Moulay Hassan, and his younger brother, Prince Moulay Rachid, 50.