Morocco imposes Ramadhan curfew amid presence of new variant

RABAT, MOROCCO (AP) — Moroccan authorities decided on Wednesday to enforce a night-time curfew during the holy month of Ramadhan because of a recent rise in COVID-19 cases, as scientists announced the discovery of a new, local variant of the virus.

Many Moroccans voiced their anger over the decision on social networks, describing it as another blow to many businesses already struggling to survive, as well as to family gatherings that are a central part of the holiday.

More details on Friday’s Borneo Bulletin