Iraq’s Kurdish Regional Government (KRG) on Friday announced a two-day curfew following eight deaths from the novel coronavirus in Iraq. 

KRG’s Interior Ministry said in a statement that the curfew will take effect from midnight and will continue for two days in Erbil and Sulaymaniyah cities.

Thorough cleaning will be carried out in the cities and health checks will be performed in some districts during the curfew.

The KRG administration announced that all kinds of public meetings, including Friday prayer sermons, were suspended in mosques and churches in Erbil, Duhok, Sulaymaniyah and Halabja until a further notice.


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