The mark of 20 million Covid-19 vaccine shots will be passed “in the next few days”, the Ministry of Health said on Tuesday, noting that Morocco continues to receive additional vaccines quantities.

As of Monday, July 5, 2021, the number of fully vaccinated people has reached 9,181,595, while the number of people who received the first dose stands at 10,119,393, the head of the Division of Communicable Diseases, Abdelkrim Meziane Bellefquih said during the bimonthly review of the epidemiological situation.

He recalled that His Majesty King Mohammed VI chaired Monday at the Royal Palace of Fez, the ceremony of launching and signing of agreements related to the project of fill-finish manufacturing in Morocco of the anti-Covid19 vaccine and other vaccines, adding that this structuring project is part of the royal willingness to enable the Kingdom to have global and integrated industrial and biotechnological capacities to manufacture vaccines.

The national health authorities received on Tuesday, new shipments of Chinese vaccine Sinopharm. To meet the objectives of the national strategy of vaccination, appointments have been extended to Sunday.

The official also pointed out a noticeable change in the trend, foreshadowing the sensitivity of the next stage. “Either we will take a firm and responsible stand and bring the curve back to a positive trajectory, or we will face an epidemiological relapse”, he warned.

The Ministry of Health urges citizens to demonstrate a high sense of responsibility in safeguarding their achievements.