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News: Headlines from the Moroccan Press: Monday, April 19, 2021

AUJOURD'HUI LE MAROC
Generalization of social protection: The government speeds up:
A council meeting on Tuesday to examine and adopt the first application texts. Despite some slowness in negotiations between the government and representatives of certain trades, the end of the tunnel seems very close today. The State is accelerating the pace in the construction of social protection. In this sense, a Council of Government will be held tomorrow Tuesday with the main agenda of this site. In detail, the Minister of Health must present at the beginning of this meeting a presentation on the site of reform of the national health system and its rehabilitation...

How agriculture showed resilience in 2020:
The shock caused by Covid-19 on the health and then economic and social level was brutal for many countries. Like almost every country in the world, the Moroccan economy has been affected. At the national level, the year 2020 was characterized by an unprecedented economic recession under the effect mainly of the negative shocks of Covid-19 on supply and demand...


LE MATIN DU SAHARA:
Rabat and Rome are determined to operationalize their strategic multidimensional partnership declaration:
The Minister of Foreign Affairs, African Cooperation and Moroccans Residing Abroad, Nasser Bourita, met Friday via video conference with the Italian Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Luigi Di Maio. During this exchange, which is part of the permanent contacts and regular exchanges between the two ministers, Mr. Bourita and Di Maio welcomed the excellence of relations between the two countries and agreed to develop them further, through the operationalization of the declaration on the multidimensional strategic partnership, and this by putting in place the mechanisms for dialogue and cooperation related to it, says the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, African Cooperation and Moroccans living abroad in a statement...

IMF commends Morocco on its vaccination progress:
The Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Kristalina Georgieva, congratulated Morocco for the progress made in vaccination, as well as its proactive strategy to mitigate the effects of the health crisis and economic recovery. In a virtual meeting on Friday with Mohamed Benchaâboun, Minister of Economy, Finance and Administration Reform, and Abdellatif Jouahri, Governor of Bank Al-Maghrib (BAM), Ms. Georgieva emphasized the commitment of the IMF and the international financial community to support developing countries in their efforts to accelerate recovery and economic transformation and strengthen resilience to future shocks, said a statement from the Ministry of Economy, Finance and Administration Reform...


LES INSPIRATIONS ECO
AMO. A legal overhaul for equal access to care:
Improving the level of health is one of the essential components of the overhaul of the basic medical coverage, applicable for over 15 years with the entry into force of Law 65-00 on basic medical coverage. Today, this legal framework will be revised to take into account the requirements imposed by the framework law on social coverage and "ensure equality and equity in access to care for the entire population, this priority being the subject of a national consensus," states the frame of reference of the proposed legislation...

Irregular checks. BAM is keeping an eye on things:
Irregular checks will now be tracked and listed within the new Centralization Service of Irregular Checks (SCCI), officially launched this Thursday, April 15 by Bank Al-Maghrib (BAM). The management of this service, for its part, has been entrusted to the company Checkinfo, a subsidiary of the Creditinfo group, which won the international tender launched in 2018...


LIBÉRATION
Supererogatory prayers and imminent danger. The "Tarawih" to break the law by violating the curfew:
The risk is there. More than ever. The numbers are there, just as stubborn as those who seek to defy the curfew, the law and all the danger that goes with it. The religious authorities as well as the most inspired and enlightened scholars agree that Tarawih, these supererogatory prayers, have never been raised, as their name indicates, to the rank of the five prayers that the Muslim is required to perform daily...

Royal Donation to the Lebanese Armed Forces and People:
His Majesty King Mohammed VI, Supreme Leader and Chief of General Staff of the Royal Armed Forces (FAR), has kindly given his High Approval to make a personal Royal donation in the form of food aid for the benefit of the Lebanese armed forces and the brotherly Lebanese people...