February 14, 2021 | healthcare

COVID-19: Iraq Announces Partial Lockdowniraq

ERBIL - Iraq's High Committee for Health and National Safety on Saturday announced a partial lockdown to be imposed in the country as the COVID-19 situation is deteriorating once again.

The partial lockdown will be effective for two weeks which is said to begin from February 18, during which a traffic ban will be imposed from 8:00 pm to 5:00 am, the committee said in a statement.

However, the lockdown will not affect the health sector, security forces, public offices, and grocery stores.

This comes as the country's Health Ministry had previously warned of a new wave of COVID-19, with daily infections continuing to increase.

According to the latest updates by the ministry, Iraq has recorded a total of 641,628 COVID-19 cases since February, out of which 605,980 patients have recovered and 13,164 others lost their lives.


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