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Village in Amedi quarantined after logging 60 Covid-19 variant cases

  2021-04-08  | 
 Zhyan News Network
 Zhyan News Network

SULAIMANI – A total lockdown has been imposed across a village on the Kurdistan Region’s Amedi town after a spike in the number of coronavirus variant cases in the area.

Around 60 cases of Covid-19 variant were confirmed in the village of Daudya and two people died due to the pandemic, the head of health department in Amedi Shakr Abdulaziz town told Zhyan News Network.

The new restrictions and health measures were applied after residents took tests and result for several of them was positive, he added.

The curfew will continue for two weeks and healthcare teams will be there to provide medical treatment and advise Daudya village residents about precautions.

A late-night lockdown across the Kurdistan Region will go into effect on April 7 to combat the corona pandemic.

New rules and restrictions comes in light of the renewed increase in the number of infections and following a spike in coronavirus cases across the Kurdistan Region.

The Kurdistan Regional Government's (KRG) Ministry of Health said on Wednesday (April 7) that it had officially recorded the highest-single day COVID-19 cases in the Kurdistan Region over the past 24 hours with 1,217 officially-recorded cases following the recent spikes in the caseloads. 

It was the third time the infections reached over 1,000 in the past few days since November 12 as 1,014 cases were logged on Sunday and 1,045 on Monday.

Thirteen of the coronavirus-related patients died of the contagious lung disease, which was the highest daily death toll in a 24-hour time span in five months.

Overall, there have been 128,264 officially-logged cases. Out of that, 112,334 have recovered and 3,756 have died.

(Zhyan English)