Iraq to impose full curfew during Eid Al-Adha holiday

Iraq to impose full curfew during Eid Al-Adha holiday

The Iraqi government is imposing an 11-day full curfew during the upcoming Eid al-Adha holiday.
The Higher Committee for Health and National Safety, headed by Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi, said the curfew would run from July 30 to Aug. 9 to curb the spread of coronavirus.
Private clinics will reopen provided they abide by the Health Ministry’s preventive measures and instructions, according to the committee’s statement.
During the committee meeting, Kadhimi praised efforts by the country’s medical teams to tackle the spread of COVID-19 and called on society to appreciate and support their efforts.
On Sunday the Health Ministry reported 2,459 new COVID-19 cases, increasing the total number of infections in the country to 110,032. It also reported 78 fatalities, raising the country’s death toll to 4,362.
It reported 1,900 more recoveries, bringing the total number of patients who have recovered from the virus to 75,217.


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