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News: Headlines from the Moroccan Press: Monday, October 26, 2020

AUJOURD'HUI LE MAROC
The Wali Ahmidouch invites the private companies of Casablanca to set up and generalize telework:
Following the Government decision taken last Friday to fight against the coronavirus in Casablanca-Settat, the wali of the region calls, after consultation with the CGEM, "all private companies to encourage their employees to telework." All this while putting at their disposal all the necessary means. According to a press release from the Ministry of the Interior, companies based in the region are also urged to respect all precautionary measures in force in workplaces and production units. As a reminder, this call to telework is launched in view of the growing number of Covid-19 cases...

Destination Morocco: 228,690 seats for the winter season 2020-2021:
New partnership between the Moroccan National Tourism Office (ONMT) and the airline Ryanair. The latter will increase its frequencies over Morocco. Starting October 25, there are thus 58 weekly flights on 45 routes to France, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Italy, Germany, Belgium, Spain, and Portugal. "In order to support the recovery of the Moroccan tourism sector, the Moroccan National Tourist Office has established a partnership with the airline Ryanair so that the company will once again provide flights from the six main European markets to 8 Moroccan airports...


LE MATIN DU SAHARA:
Nasser Bourita assures that we are today in front of bandits who cannot be the interlocutors of Morocco:
"Whoever engages in provocations violates international legality and is opposed to the United Nations and international law," said Thursday in Dakhla the Minister of Foreign Affairs, African Cooperation and Moroccans Residing Abroad, Nasser Bourita, stressing that this attitude is not foreign to groups that operate according to the logic of gangs...

Arab and African countries reaffirm their support for the autonomy initiative in the Moroccan Sahara:
Saudi Arabia reaffirmed, Friday before the Fourth Committee of the UN General Assembly, its long-standing support for the Moroccan Sahara and the autonomy initiative presented by the Kingdom, which is "a constructive choice aimed at achieving a just and realistic solution" to this regional dispute. "The Kingdom of Morocco has contributed seriously and in good faith to the efforts made under the aegis of the United Nations to achieve a lasting solution to the Moroccan Sahara issue, and we reaffirm the position of our country supporting and backing the autonomy initiative presented by the Kingdom of Morocco, which is a constructive choice aimed at achieving a just and realistic solution," said, before the Commission, the Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Saudi Arabia to the UN, Abdullah Al-Mouallimi...


LES INSPIRATIONS ECO
Anti-Covid struggle-19. Cities are strengthening their measures:
The government decides to act energetically in order to stop the very worrying spread of Covid-19 within the Casablanca-Settat Region. The measures advocated within the cities of Casablanca, Mohammédia, Nouasseur, Médiouna, Berrechid, and Benslimane anticipate in fact a third wave of contaminations at the approach of the winter season, following the example of the situation experienced by most European metropolises...

Fishing. Resilience, but gaps to be filled:
The fishing sector has so far been rather spared from the negative effects of Covid-19. This is what emerges from the diagnosis of the department in charge of this branch which generated, in 2019, more than MAD 22 billion in foreign currency. Although 38% of fishery products are intended for export, the sector has shown a very strong resilience to the multiple constraints inherent in this pandemic period. The major highlight was the drop in prices of fish products in the main fish markets, once the state of health emergency was declared...


LIBÉRATION
UN Secretary General unveils robbery of Polisarians:
This is not the first time that elements of the Polisario militia have been ordered by their leader to create a climate of tension around the Moroccan Sahara issue, whenever the October deadline for the Security Council to decide on the extension of Minurso's mandate approaches...

Driss Lachguar commends the revolutionary social building sites initiated by His Majesty the King:
Following the example of meetings with members of the USFP Council in other regions, the First Secretary of the USFP chaired last Wednesday (October 21) a remote meeting with members of the National Council of the party in the region of Casablanca-Settat. In his speech on the occasion, he stressed that all measures that contribute to the strengthening of state institutions must be supported to address the gravity of the situation at all levels, health, economic and social...