The King of Morocco, Mohammed VI, appeared in images that have travelled around the world this Friday as he received his first dose of vaccine against Coronavirus disease. However, Mohammed VI, who was seen getting the vaccine, is the subject of serious concern. Why is this?
The Coronavirus pandemic, which is affecting the whole world, is at the heart of all concerns. And the disease imposes standards of living ranging from compliance with barrier measures to isolation. As a result, many people are displaying themselves less and less, especially in public. This is the case for many leaders, and King Mohammed VI of Morocco is no exception to this restrictive measure of partial self-confinement.
The King of Morocco, Mohammed VI, some time ago
It has indeed been a long time since the King of Morocco has been seen up close, very close. Apart from a few apparitions, when the sovereign, the 23rd of the Alawite dynasty, presides over sessions, his face huddled behind a muffler, his body wrapped in clothes that do not suggest anything. At least, that do not let anything show through, to the point of having a clear idea of the state of physical health of King Mohammed VI.
Until today, Friday 29th January 2021, when the king was photographed being vaccinated against the Coronavirus, through the launch of the Moroccan campaign to prevent the pandemic. Indeed, it was another Mohammed VI who appeared in the pictures, completely transformed. Mohammed VI has melted away, as they say. The king has… lost a lot of weight. A weight loss that can be linked to health problems, certainly. But which ones?
It is known, however, that the king had a successful operation last June in his palace in Rabat. A surgical operation that would have gone well, all the more so as it was done on a healthy heart. Obviously, King Mohammed VI no longer has his former health. He is ill. To what degree? That is the whole question. One thing is certain, however, there is good reason to be concerned about the health of this king, whose importance in Africa and in the world is no longer to be proven.
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