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In-person education remains halted, except for practical classes

  2021-04-11  | 
 Zhyan News Network
Spokesperson for the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Jotiar Adil speaks to the reporters in Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq, April 11,2021. Photo by KRG
 Zhyan News Network

SULAIMANI – Spokesperson for the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Jotiar Adil said on Sunday (April 11) that in-classroom education will remain suspended at public and private schools, institutes and universities across the Kurdistan Region, except for departments having practical lessons.

The measures are installed reportedly to contain the rising COVID-19 cases. 

At a news conference following a meeting of the KRG Supreme Committee to Combat Coronavirus, Adil said that the students will continue their education process through virtually 

It also said that Thursday holiday previously announced by the KRG will be revoked for government offices and will be a normal working day onwards.

The senior official said the fresh measures will be put into effect starting at midnight on April 12 and calling on the people to “abide by the health instructions and wear masks,” as warned the public spaces and other places will be closed if they fail to adhere to the protective measures. 

On March 10, the anti-coronavirus task force decided to halt in-classroom education for universities, schools and institutes, except for examinations. 

The health officials have warned of a surge in the infections.

On Sunday, the Kurdistan Region’s health ministry logged 1,129 new coronavirus cases, 11 new deaths and 360 recoveries over past 24 hours.

Overall, there have been 132,270 officially-logged cases. Out of that, 113,959 have recovered and 3,786 have died.

(Zhyan English)