In the Maghreb, the pandemic reveals socio-economic failures

“In the Maghreb, we are united in adversity,” says economist Najib Akesbi. The adage has perhaps never been truer, while the countries of the southern slope of the Mediterranean have been experiencing the upheavals of a new epidemic wave for a few weeks.

After Tunisia, it is Morocco’s turn – where nearly 30% of the population is fully vaccinated – to be overwhelmed by the Delta variant, leading the authorities to tighten the screw . Same turn in Libya, where the authorities decided this Saturday to establish a flash containment, lasting 3 days, in order to stop the spread of the virus.