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In-person education remains halted in Kurdistan Region: ministry

  2021-04-08  | 
 Zhyan News Network
File Photo - Students take an exam somewhere in the Kurdistan Region. File
 Zhyan News Network

SULAIMANI – Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Ministry of Education on Thursday (April 8) that in-person education will remain shut across the Kurdistan Region except for exams until the KRG anit-COVID-19 task force meet to evaluate the current health state.

“Until the implementation of the Supreme Committee to Combat Coronavirus, all the education centers linked with the Ministry of Education, public or private, will remain closed. Only examinations will be held according to announced tables and will continue with protective measures,” the ministry said in a statement. 

On March 10, the Committee to Combat Coronavirus decided to halt in-classroom education for universities, schools and institutes until April 12, except for examinations. 

The health officials have warned of a hazardous rise in the infections and some have asked for relative lockdowns.

On Wednesday, the anti-COVID-19 task force declared a partial lockdown to ban pedestrian and vehicle movements starting on Thursday from 08:00 pm to 04:00 pm every day until April 12. 

On Thursday, Kurdistan Region’s health ministry logged 1,092 new coronavirus cases, five new deaths and 483 recoveries over past 24 hours. 

Overall, there have been 129,356 officially-logged cases. Out of that, 112,817 have recovered and 3,761 have died.

(Zhyan English)