Moroccan Jewish Community postpones hiloula and bans visits to nursing homes

As part of preventive measures against the coronavirus the Council of Jewish Communities in Morocco, the country’s EJC affiliate, decided to postpone the date of the “Hiloula” in Meknes, initially scheduled for 11 and 12 May, especially since this occasion is being attended by many Jews from all over the world.

The Ministry of the Interior has banned the organisation of all demonstrations that bring together more than a thousand people, with the exception of the “Moussems”, of which the “Hiloula” is a part.

This decision was taken at a Council meeting held last weekend under the chairmanship of Serge Berdugo, which was devoted to examining the various precautionary measures that can be taken to prevent the virus. The Council also banned visits to nursing homes that house the elderly, who are most at risk of dying from Coronavirus.

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