The Prime Minister’s office tweeted that the curfew would begin Tuesday evening and last from 9:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m. local time.

The statement also said that travel between Marrakech, Casablanca and Agadir was banned except for people with a vaccination certificate or for medical emergencies.

Morocco – along with other countries in North Africa – has recorded an alarming increase in Covid infections in the last few weeks – especially of the Delta variant.