Former Moroccan football player Abdes Ouaddou is set to donate €100 000 to ensure internet access for students in the rural town of Alnif amid the national lockdown due to the Covid-19 outbreak, according to Morocco World News.
He made the announcement via YouTube on Friday.
In his message, he said: “The world is experiencing hard times, and that there is no more time for jokes, people are dying and hospitals are full and there will be no more places for patients.”
According to the online publication, he urged people to remain indoors to avoid contracting Covid-19, even beyond the 14 days that has been advised by health authorities globally.
In addition to Ouaddou, Moroccan public and private institutions have contributed MAD10 billion to a special Covid-19 fund that King Mohammed VI established on March 15. The fund reached a total of MAD15 billion by Wednesday.
Morocco has 66 positive cases of Covid-19, while a further 321 people tested negative for the virus, according to the health ministry.
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