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KRG launches pre-registration website for COVID-19 inoculation

  2021-04-05  | 
 Zhyan News Network
A Kurdish woman tests for COVID-19 on Oct. 12, 2020, at a hospital in the city of Sulaimani.
 Zhyan News Network

SULAIMANI – Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Ministry of Health said on Sunday (April 4) that it had launched a pre-registration website for applying for appointments to receive  jabs of COVID-19 vaccination.

The ministry said in a statement that there is a definite amount of the vaccines in the Kurdistan Region for the time being prioritized for physicians, healthcare workers, twelfth grade teachers, people with chronic diseases, pensioners, the elderly over 60 years old, the security forces and Peshmerga members.

It also said other people are allowed to apply for being vaccinated against the contagious disease but upon pre-registration on the portal.

Over the past months, the Kurdistan Region has received two batches of COVID-19 vaccines, 5,000 doses of the Chinese-made Sinopharm vaccine and 43,800 jobs of the Oxford-manufactured AstraZenneca vaccine.

There has been spikes in the COVID-19 cases in the Region and Iraq following the emergence of new strains of the pathogen globally, especially the UK and South African variants.

On Sunday, the health ministry
recorded the highest single-day COVID-19 cases since November with 1,014 officially-logged infections, thirteen deaths and 374 recoveries. 

The KRG Committee to Combat Coronavirus task force has announced several measures recently to combat the contagious pandemic. 

Overall, there have been 125,146 officially-logged cases. Out of that, 111,087 have recovered and 3,715 have died.

The Kurdistan Region recorded the first coronavirus cases on March 1 last year and the cases were climbing before declining to just few tens.

The highest daily infections were logged on October 27 with 1,597 cases.

(Zhyan News Network)