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Morocco’s minister among 18 newly detected coronavirus cases

Morocco confirmed on Saturday that the total number of coronavirus cases in the country has risen to 18, including Transport, Logistics and Water Minister Abdelkader Amara who contracted the virus while on a European trip, the state news agency said.

A statement by the ministry said that the minister is in quarantine at his home for two weeks.

One of the cases was locally transmitted. One person has died and another has recovered from the virus.

Morocco confirmed on Saturday that the total number of coronavirus cases in the country has risen to 18, including Transport, Logistics and Water Minister Abdelkader Amara who contracted the virus while on a European trip, the state news agency said.

A statement by the ministry said that the minister is in quarantine at his home for two weeks.

One of the cases was locally transmitted. One person has died and another has recovered from the virus.

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