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Are we on the Right Way after 200 Days of COVID-19 in Morocco?

Version 1 : Received: 23 September 2020 / Approved: 24 September 2020 / Online: 24 September 2020 (10:45:21 CEST)

How to cite: Bennis, I. Are we on the Right Way after 200 Days of COVID-19 in Morocco?. Preprints 2020, 2020090576 Bennis, I. Are we on the Right Way after 200 Days of COVID-19 in Morocco?. Preprints 2020, 2020090576

Abstract

Since March 2nd, 2020, date of the first SARS-COV-2 detected case in Morocco; multiples activities were adopted as COVID-19 control strategies. If the first period of COVID-19 noticed a few numbers of cases and deaths, the second half from July until today is marked with an exponential increase of the number of cases and a spread in almost all provinces with more intensive care needs and more deaths. The fatality rate of this disease is mainly compared with the highest developed countries in Europe and America. Instead of comparing the strategy and the deaths, with similar Arabic, African or Asiatic Middle-Income countries like Tunisia, Jordan, Cote d’Ivoire, Uzbekistan; that socio-demographic situation, behaviours, population density, and individual vulnerabilities create less confounding factors to make fair comparisons. Thus, this report has the aim to present how the COVID-19 pandemic was dealt in Morocco during this 200 days, by highlighting some discrepancies with corrective advice to get better future control results against COVID-19 and afford a possible comparison with other countries.The policy analysis approach was followed as a method to defines the pitfalls themes and to compare with the updated available international information about was it work and what is not needed to do. In conclusion, molecular biology represented by q-RT-PCR is the immediate action to do to enhance the diagnostic and the overall control strategy by knowing how to interpret its results following the time progress of cycle quantification values.

Subject Areas

COVID-19; SARS-CoV-2; RT-PCR; control strategy; Morocco

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