Governor of Erbil: There is no intention to extend curfew

27/5/2020 12:52:00
     Governor of Erbil: There is no intention to extend the curfew

The governor of Erbil, Firsat Sophie, confirmed that the Ministries of Interior and Health are preparing to issue new preventive instructions to confront the coronavirus.


The KRG has imposed comprehensive curfew on all governorates of the Kurdistan Region during the Eid Al-Fitr as part of preventive measures to fight coronavirus.


"There is no intention to impose curfew in the provinces of the Kurdistan Region, but there are new instructions that will be issued soon," the governor of Erbil said during a press conference held after his visit to Erbil Organizational Center of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan.


"We want to protect citizens from infection with the coronavirus, taking into account their living conditions, and that the great responsibility now lies on citizens themselves," he added.


He explained that "if citizens do not commit to health instructions, there are fears that the coronavirus will become an epidemic in the Kurdistan Region and that the security forces deployed in the Erbil governorate are to guide citizens and urge them to adhere to health instructions."


He pointed out that the Kurdistan Regional Government is in constant contact with the governors and supervisors of independent directorates and will do everything in its power to protect citizens from infection with the coronavirus.


So far, the number of recorded coronavirus cases in the Kurdistan Region is 507 cases, including 403 recovery case, and 5 deaths.




Edited by H.H.



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