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August 2, 2020 – 8:10 am – Society
As soon as the state of health emergency was established in Morocco to curb coronavirus contaminations, abuses were noted. This situation has been decried by observers who have warned of the risk of slippage.
Can we do everything in the name of the fight against Covid-19?, Wonders the Economist. According to the same daily, the government has shown firmness in the previous months by trying to circumvent “in an exceptional way, certain legal procedures”.
One of the first decisions taken by the government is the establishment of a state of health emergency, through a decree-law, pending the reopening of Parliament, last April, to bring itself into compliance. As soon as they returned to the hemicycle, the deputies followed the normal procedure to the letter by adopting God’s plan with the competent committees at the level of the two Chambers of Parliament. Then, it was reintroduced in the form of a bill, to be validated after the opening of the October session. For political scientist Mohamed Amrani Boukhobza, the kingdom, faced with the emergency, took the necessary decision.
The other measure decried by the government and digested by the government is to have given superpowers to the walis and governors, who were at the forefront of the fight against the pandemic, the same daily said.
This crisis has also reinforced the return of the welfare state. “Beyond the management of this fight, the welfare state is also very present in terms of mitigating the effects of the crisis and in the recovery efforts,” said the same source. Voices were raised in the kingdom when the government decided to launch the tracing of people with Covid-19. This decision had aroused fear among several citizens, who feared for their personal data. They were reassured about the confidentiality of the measure.
Unanimously, Internet users had decried Bill 22-20 on the regulation of social networks. According to the same daily, many articles of this bill have been qualified as liberticides by Internet users. They are considered as a real regression in relation to the achievements in terms of freedoms.