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Kurdistan bans travel with Iraqi provinces to curb COVID-19

  2021-03-01  | 
 Zhyan News Network
 Zhyan News Network

SULAIMANI – The Kurdistan Region introduced on Monday (March 1) a series of new measures to curb the spread of COVID-19, including complete travel ban between Iraqi and its provinces.

The travel ban will begin on March 4 and will resume until March 7, said Jutyar Adil spokesman of the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) following a meeting by the high committee to combat the deadly disease.

Schools will remain open with more COVID-19 restrictions and public places including markets will be closed between 12 am to 6 am.

The new measures will remain in effect until March 10 and related directorates and administrations have been informed to abide by them, KRG spokesman said.

There has been a significant rise in coronavirus cases in the Kurdistan Region following the emergence of new variants of the virus globally.

KRG Minister of Health Saman Barzinji said last week that most of the new cases are the UK strain.

On Monday, the health ministry reported 197 new cases of coronavirus, 111 others recovered and 2 patients died.

(Zhyan English)