Morocco to release 5,654 prisoners to protect them from Covid-19

  • 3 months   ago

Morocco's King Mohammed VI has pardoned 5,654 prisoners and ordered measures to protect inmates from the coronavirus outbreak, the justice ministry said on Sunday.

The inmates were selected on the basis of their age, frail health, time spent in prison and good conduct, the ministry said in a statement.

The beneficiaries will be subject to the supervision, medical tests and quarantine needed in their homes to ensure their safety.

The north African country has confirmed as of Sunday morning 919 coronavirus cases, including 59 deaths.

Source: Devdiscourse