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Monday, 13 October 2014

On the sidelines of Morocco submitting an official request to postpone the upcoming African Cup of Nations 2015 due to the increasing Ebola epidemic threat, a request which was initially rejected by the CAF though promising the Moroccan officials to re-examine the case next November, the Moroccan Minister of Youth and Sports, Mr. Mohammed Ouzzine, told le360 that ”We can not take slightly the risk of the spread of the Ebola epidemic, especially that the World Health Organization (WHO) has rung the alarm bell about the turmoil that the Ebola is causing.”

According to said source, Ouzzine went on further to say that “although Morocco has an effective system to ensure that the virus won’t get to the country, it is deemed [the system] not enough when it comes to monitoring the tens of thousands of supporters who will flock to Morocco from all Africa to enjoy the African cup of Nations 2015.”

“Safety and health are above all else,” Ouzzine said.

The Moroccan Times.

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