The palace continues the approach of clarity and transparency regarding the health of King Mohammed VI.
The Royal Palace continues to bring citizens closer to the state of health of King Mohammed VI, while the announcement of changes in the health of the Moroccan monarch is no longer something new for the country, as many messages have already been released with precise explanations regarding them.
And the Ministry of Royal Palaces, Ceremonies and Decorations announced the day before yesterday, on Wednesday, that King Mohammed VI had caught a cold.
Many years ago, the announcement of the king’s health was surrounded by great caution, until this impasse was overcome with the establishment of the post of official representative of the palace, who for the first time in 2009 openly announced that the king was infected with “rotavirus”.
In 2014, the royal palace reported that the country’s monarch, in addition to bronchitis, had symptoms of a severe cold accompanied by a fever. In 2017, a spokesperson revealed that he had surgery on his left eye, and in 2018 he underwent heart surgery due to an irregular heartbeat.
Earlier it was also announced that King Mohammed VI was infected with the novel corona virus “Covid-19” without symptoms.
Muhammad Shukair, a specialist in history and anthropology, notes that “the announcement of changes in the health of the king is the responsibility of the royal palace, which communicates openly and accurately to avoid rumors and false news.”
A Moroccan political historian, in a statement to the online newspaper Hespress, emphasizes that “the case is connected with the president and the leader of the country, and he is the main dynamo in the system, and all his activities are monitored, whether inside or outside Morocco.”
The same speaker believes that “the release of messages concerning the king’s health puts an end to rumors and interpretations that can feed on communicative silence”, arguing that the political system is based on the central position and role of the king, and therefore “his movements and his health should be in the forefront, because the absence of the king affects the course of the formation.
Shuker acknowledged that “the announcement of the king’s health to the public is part of the royal communications strategy, as a position of spokesman has been created on behalf of the royal palace to clarify certain issues”, and concluded: “If these issues are not reported periodically, they will be exploited in a negative key.”