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KRG health ministry seeks to have NRT TV shut down over coronavirus report

The Kurdistan Regional Government’s (KRG) Ministry of Health requested on Tuesday (April 7) that the KRG Ministry of Interior close down NRT TV over a report broadcast two days earlier.


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Residents stranded by travel restrictions given 24 hours to travel home

The Kurdistan Regional Government’s (KRG) Ministry of Interior said on Tuesday (April 7) that it has approved travel permits for residents who were stranded away from their homes when the government i


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Majority of Kurdistan Region's tests for coronavirus being done in Erbil, says official; despite significant outbreaks elsewhere

Erbil Health Directorate spokesperson Bzhar Mousa Ali on Sunday (April 5) addressed questions about why the number of tests in Erbil is higher than in other parts of the Kurdistan Region, including Su


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Ten health workers among those infected by coronavirus: syndicate

The Kurdistan Health Cadres Syndicate said on Tuesday (April 7) that ten healthcare workers are among the 288 people who have tested positive for coronavirus in the Kurdistan Region, including two vol


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1,443 prisoners released on bail over coronavirus concerns: Kurdistan Region Judicial Council

The Kurdistan Region’s Judicial Council said on Monday (April 6) that so far 1,443 prisoners and detainees were released on bail since the beginning of the Region’s coronavirus outbreak because of con


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Metro Center condemns rearrest of journalist Hemin Mamand

The Metro Center for Journalists’ Right and Advocacy on Tuesday (April 7) condemned the rearrest of journalist Hemin Mamand a day after releasing him on bail, saying that doing so was cruel.


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Eight new cases of coronavirus recorded in Kurdistan Region: ministry

The Kurdistan Regional Government’s (KRG) Ministry of Health announced on Tuesday (April 7) that it has recorded five new cases of coronavirus infection in Erbil, bringing the Region’s total number to


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Garmian administration releases revised public health guidelines

The Garmian administration’s Committee Against Coronavirus on Monday night (April 6) announced new public health guidelines that will be used during the continued curfew designed to prevent the spread


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Patient recovers from COVID-19 in Erbil: directorate

Erbil health directorate said on Monday night (April 6) that another patient has recovered from COVID-19, the disease caused by coronavirus infection.


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Authorities in Duhok outline new coronavirus curfew guidelines

Officials in Duhok announced on Monday night (April 6) the new public health guidelines that will be implemented in the governorate starting on April 7.


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Journalist Hemin Mamand rearrested in Erbil, one day after being released

Journalist Hemin Mamand was rearrested at his house in Erbil late on Monday night (April 6) by members of the security forces, one day after being released on bail.


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Three new cases of coronavirus recorded in Kurdistan Region

The Kurdistan Regional Government’s (KRG) Ministry of Health said on Monday night (April 6) that it has recorded three new cases of coronavirus infection in the Region.


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KRG says will prosecute attendees of Karezan funeral

The Kurdistan Regional Government’s (KRG) Ministry of Interior said on Monday (April 6) that those who attended a funeral in Erbil’s Karezan neighborhood will be brought before the court, including th


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Sulaimani issues new guidelines for markets, bakeries during resumed curfew

Officials in Sulaimani released new instructions on Monday (April 6) on how business should be conducted in the governorate during the resumed curfew, warning shopkeepers and business owners that they


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Erbil issues new rules for driving during curfew, introducing time restrictions

Erbil governorate’s Committee Against Coronavirus on Monday (April 6) released a new list of regulations designating certain periods of the day for when certain types of drivers can be on the road dur


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Four suspects arrested for shooting at an ambulance in Sharazur

The Sulaimani Police Directorate said on Monday (April 6) that four people have been arrested after they fired shots at an ambulance in Sharazur.


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KRG releases new guidance on curfew: residents allowed to shop between 12 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily

The Kurdistan Regional Government’s (KRG) Ministry of Interior said on Monday (April 6) that the total lockdown will end at midnight on Tuesday.


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Medical community demands investigation into alleged attack on doctor by security forces in Sulaimani

Groups of doctors and the Kurdistan Regional Government’s (KRG) Ministry of Health on Monday (April 6) called on the Ministry of Interior to investigate an alleged attack on a doctor by members of the


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Erbil records 41 new cases of coronavirus, most related to Karezan funeral

The Kurdistan Regional Government’s (KRG) Ministry of Health said on Monday (April 6) that it has recorded 41 new cases of coronavirus infection in Erbil, the largest single one-day jump in the number


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Kurdistan Region's total lockdown will continue until further notice: KRG Ministry of Interior

The Kurdistan Regional Government’s (KRG) Ministry of Interior said on Monday (April 6) that the state of total lockdown in the governorates will continue because it is still discussing how to proceed


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