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The King of Morocco makes his first public appearance since recovering from COVID

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Morocco’s King Mohammed VI took part in rituals for the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha on Sunday, official media said, in his first public appearance since recovering from COVID-19.

The 58-year-old monarch, accompanied by his son Crown Prince Moulay El Hassan, 19, led the prayers at the royal palace in Sale, adjacent to Rabat.

He then “continued the ritual of sacrifice,” the official MAP news agency said.

The ceremony was held “in private and with very limited participation” to respect Covid-19 preventive measures, it added.

Dressed in a slimmer yellow robe, the king was seen smiling at the end of prayers alongside his son and brother, Prince Moulay Rachid, 52, footage shown on public television showed.

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Muslims around the world celebrate Eid al-Adha by slaughtering cattle to commemorate Abraham’s willingness to sacrifice his son to show obedience to God.

The king is “the commander of the faithful” and Islam is the state religion in Morocco.

On June 16, the monarch’s personal doctor said King Mohammed VI had tested positive for Covid-19 but had no symptoms and recommended “a rest period of a few days”.

The king continued to send protocols and other messages during his convalescence.

The monarch’s health is the subject of great public interest in the North African kingdom, especially since he underwent heart surgery in February 2018 and June 2020.

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the young africa The weekly said the king contracted covid-19 in France, where he had arrived for a private visit on June 1.

Since the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic in March 2020, Mohammed VI had only made one other trip abroad: to Gabon in December last year.

Mohammed VI has ruled Morocco since July 1999, when he inherited the throne from his father Hassan II.

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