Morocco Closes the Border to Spain’s Ceuta and Melilla to Stop the Spread of the Coronavirus

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The Moroccan authorities have closed the border to Spain’s Ceuta and Melilla in an attempt to stop the infectious coronavirus from spreading in the country.

These measures come after Morocco and Spain yesterday decided to suspend both air and sea travel between the two countries.

In regards to Melilla, “The closure of the borders between Melilla and Morocco has been a decision that was taken in the late afternoon as a preventative measure against the coronavirus,” says a spokesperson for the Moroccan government. The Moroccan press indicates that the closure “is indefinite”, although it estimates that “it could last for 15 days”.

To date, no case of COVID-19 has been reported in Ceuta or Melilla.

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Henric Sundlof

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