Sulaimaniyah Health Director requests extension to curfew amid COVID-19 outbreak in Kurdistan Region

26/3/2020 11:20:00
     Coronavirus: Extending curfew in Kurdistan Region

The Director of Sulaimaniyah Health, Dr. Sabah Hawrami, on Thursday called for an extension of the curfew within the cities of the Kurdistan Region for two weeks.


Dr. Sabah Hawrami said in a statement: "It is better for all of the cities of the Kurdistan Region to extend the curfew until April 15-20."


The governor of Sulaymaniyah, imposed a curfew on March 14, and called on residents to stay in their homes and follow the health instructions and guidelines issued to prevent coronavirus, confirmed that the decision to impose a curfew is going well.


The Kurdistan Regional Government announced the registration of the first coronavirus case in at the begining of March, 2020.


(Translated and Edited by Zryan Jamal)



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