Moroccan seasonal workers who had gone to Spain in Match to pick friuts are stranded in Spain after Morocco closed its borders to protect the country against coronavirus.
The workers mostly women numbering more than seven thousand said they had sent their earnings home and had nothing else to feed.
Reports say that a group of 25 women who are part of the seasonal workers marched in Cartaya Huelva, with banners demanding to be allowed to go back home.
“We are here without a job,we have nothing, the money we had we sent it to our family,we are out of money, we need to go back home”
Spain and Morroco are said to have signed an agreement in 2000, granting seasonal workers temporary visas to harvest fruits in Spain.The Spanish government has extended the visa for the workers to September 2020.
The government said that it in regular contact with the workers country which unfortunately closed its borders.
According to reports, Morroco plans to reopen its borders on July 14, but has attached stringent measures to the reopening as travellers going into the country would be required to present Covid-19 test before they would be allowed into the country.