The Kurdistan Regional Government's Health Ministry on Monday, announced the coronavirus test results for the past 24 hours as 20 people were infected with new coronavirus in the cities of Sulaymaniyah and Erbil of the Kurdistan Region.
The Kurdistan Region began implementing measures to curb the spread of the virus in late February, escalating into partial and complete lockdowns in March.
Lockdown measures were gradually lifted as rates of infection slowed, allowing shops, mosques and churches to reopen their doors and non-essential traffic to run through the Region's roads.
But with cases of the virus reemerging, the KRG announced a full, 72-hour lockdown would be implemented across the Kurdistan Region on the first day of Eid ul-Fitr, set to commence on either Saturday or Sunday.
All businesses and public institutions are closed over the three-day period, according to the interior ministry's Monday night announcement, with the exception of pharmacies. All traffic will be prohibited with the exception of security and medical vehicles.
Travel between the Kurdistan Region and Iraq are completely banned started from May 20 until June 1, while all border crossings and Erbil and Sulaimani's airports will be shut until June 1.