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Lawyers in Morocco oppose government decision on mandatory COVID-19 vaccine

Moroccan Union of Lawyers also rejects certificate requirement for intercity transportation, private, public places

Khalid Mejdoup, Zeynep Tüfekçi Gülay   | 24.10.2021
Lawyers in Morocco oppose government decision on mandatory COVID-19 vaccine File photo

Rabat

The Moroccan Union of Lawyers announced Sunday that it is against a government-imposed mandatory coronavirus vaccine mandate and vaccination certificate.

The group rejected providing a vaccination certificate for intercity transportation, entrances to private and public places as well as making vaccination compulsory.

It underlined in a statement that the state of emergency should not be a reason to "step back" from human rights achievements and decisions that violate the Constitution.

More than 20,000 support a signature campaign launched against the vaccine mandate and certificate in Morocco.

With the decision on Oct. 12, the government announced it is obligatory to present a certificate at entrances to intercity transportation, cafes, restaurants, baths, sports fields and stores.

According to the latest data from Moroccan authorities, 14,606 people have died since the beginning of the pandemic, while 944,076 have been infected.

*Writing by Jeyhun Aliyev from Ankara

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