Sulaimani officials announce new coronavirus instructions

General view of Sulaimani and Goizha Mountain (NRT Digital Media/Winthrop Rodgers)

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SULAIMANI — 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 ensuring that the vital business of residents is able to resume.

Private banks in Sulaimani will reopen on March 30 from 9:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. daily, on the condition that there should not be more than five employees staffing the counters, including the director. More than two people will not be allowed to enter the bank at the same time and there must be a list for arranging customers. Both customers and employees must adhere to medical and management instructions.

Companies making deliveries of food and supplies are encouraged to do their work overnight, between the hours of 8:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m.

Foreign construction workers and professionals are allowed to work at their factories and companies on the condition that they not travel outside of their job sites.

Offices and departments must act in accordance with government and medical regulations while distributing salaries to their employees.

Earlier, the Sulaimani branch of the Kurdistan Health Cadres Syndicate announced it was planning to reopen health clinics in the city.

Additionally, the Sulaimani Directorate of Monitoring and Social Development will prepare a list of those people who can benefit from aid provided by international organizations, KRG support programs, and other charities.

(NRT Digital Media)