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Erbil governor urges extension of coronavirus curfew

The governor of Erbil told NRT on Sunday (March 29) that local officials believe that it would be better if the ongoing curfew were to be extended, but with changes to make life easier for residents.


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Fourteen new cases of coronavirus recorded in Sulaimani: KRG health ministry

The Kurdistan Regional Government’s (KRG) Ministry of Health announced on Sunday night (March 13) that it has recorded fourteen new cases of novel coronavirus in Sulaimani.


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Ministry of Interior says will prosecute those who encourage protests during curfew

The Kurdistan Regional Government’s (KRG) Ministry of Interior warned in a statement on Sunday (March 29) that it will prosecute anyone who violates public health regulations by encouraging people to


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Unemployed health graduates call for employment to fight coronavirus

The Unemployed Health Graduates and Volunteers Board said in a statement on Saturday (March 28) that, in this time of crisis, the government should leverage all of its resources and employ people in t


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Policeman attacks health care worker in Koya

Koya’s health directorate said on Sunday (March 29) that one of its employees was attacked and injured by a policeman.


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Sulaimani officials announce new coronavirus instructions

Sulaimani governorate announced on Sunday (March 29) a raft of new decisions and preventative measures related to the ongoing effort to contain the spread of coronavirus, but also with an eye to ensur


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KRG tries to explain away $250m payment by Rosneft to consultant to secure deals in Region

The Kurdistan Regional Government’s (KRG) spokesperson has said that the public prosecutor should launch an investigation into the revelation that Russian state oil company Rosneft paid $250 million t


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Customs Directorate says give priority to food, medicine at borders

The Kurdistan Region’s Customs Directorate on Monday (March 29) asked authorities at the border crossings to give priority to trucks and containers entering the Region with food and medical equipment.


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Chinese medical team arrives in Kurdistan Region, bringing supplies to fight coronavirus

China's Consul General in Erbil Ni Ruchi said during a press conference on Sunday (March 27) that his country had sent vital supplies and test kits to the Kurdistan Region to assist in the fight again


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Health clinics to reopen in Sulaimani under strict regulations: syndicate

The Sulaimani branch of the Kurdistan Health Cadres Syndicate said on Sunday (March 29) that they have decided to reopen all clinics in Sulaimani, which will operate under a set of health and safety r


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Three new cases of coronavirus recorded in Erbil

The Kurdistan Regional Government’s (KRG) Ministry of Health said on Sunday (March 29) that three new cases of coronavirus were recorded in Erbil.


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Three new coronavirus cases in Kurdistan Region: health ministry

The Kurdistan Regional Government’s (KRG) Ministry of Health announced late on Saturday (March 28) that it has recorded three new cases of coronavirus, bringing the Region’s total number to 125 cases.


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Public holiday in Kurdistan Region extended until April 16 because of coronavirus: KRG spokesperson

The Kurdistan Regional Government’s (KRG) spokesperson said on Saturday night (March 28) that the government has decided to extend a public holiday designed to prevent the spread of coronavirus until


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Children’s social service hotline in Sulaimani extends its working hours

Sulaimani’s Directorate of Monitoring and Social Development said on Saturday (March 28) that it has extended the working hours of a telephone hotline that helps children and families solve social and


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One killed and two wounded in Soran argument

A local official in Soran district’s Khalifan town said on Saturday (March 28) that one man was killed and two others were wounded in the course of a violent argument.


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Two more patients recover in Sulaimani: health director

Sulaimani’s health director said on Saturday (March 28) that two more patients infected by coronavirus have recovered and will be sent home from hospital.


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Five drivers arrested for trying to smuggle 52 people into Erbil in violation of coronavirus protocols

Erbil Traffic Police said on Saturday (March 28) that they arrested five drivers for attempting to smuggle people into the Kurdistan Region’s capital in violation public health orders designed to prev


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Chinese medical team to arrive in Kurdistan Region on Saturday: consulate

A Chinese medical team is expected to arrive in the Kurdistan Region on Saturday (March 28) as part of the international fight against coronavirus.


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Seven new cases of coronavirus recorded in Erbil: health ministry

The Kurdistan Regional Government’s (KRG) Ministry of Health announced on Saturday (March 28) that it has recorded seven new cases of coronavirus in the Erbil, bringing the Region’s total number to 12


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KRG calls on all people who returned from Europe to be tested for coronavirus

The Kurdistan Regional Government’s (KRG) Ministry of Health on Friday night (March 27) called on travelers who returned to the Region from Europe between March 1 and March 14 to get tested for corona


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