Rabat, 19 March, 2020 / 4:05 am (ACI Africa).
A Church leader in the north African nation of Morocco has called for solidarity in taking preventive measures against the spread of COVID-19 pandemic because the deadly virus does not make distinctions between people or geographical borders.
“There is no room for selfishness and individualism; we are in the same boat,” Cristobal Lopez Cardinal Romero stated in a message addressed to the faithful over COVID-19, Tuesday, March 17, Vatican News reported.
“The virus does not respect borders and makes no distinction between one country and another. And the measures that one country takes have immediate repercussions on others, on the world economy, on trade and on communications, " the Archbishop of Rabat added.
According to the Cardinal, the COVID-19 pandemic is “an opportunity to live and show solidarity, an opportunity to feel like citizens of the world and members of the only family that is Humanity.”
On Tuesday March 17, the Morrocan Ministry of Health confirmed six new cases of the virus, bringing the number of confirmed cases in the country to 44.