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Four new cases of coronavirus recorded in Chamchamal: health directorate

Sulaimani General Health Directorate said on Thursday night (April 9) that it has recorded four new cases of coronavirus infection in Chamchamal.


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KRG health ministry says journalists should be tested for coronavirus

The Kurdistan Regional Government’s (KRG) Ministry of Health on Thursday (April 9) requested that all field reporters, journalists, and camera operators from all media agencies and companies get teste


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Bazian town quarantined after positive coronavirus tests: mayor

Bazian town was quarantined on Thursday (April 9) after two residents tested positive for coronavirus infection.


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Journalist Hemin Mamand's rearrest was on defamation charge, says Zebari

Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Coordinator for International Advocacy Dindar Zebari said on Thursday (April 9) that journalist Hemin Mamand’s rearrest was based on a defamation complaint filed by


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One new case of coronavirus in Erbil; 311 cases total in Kurdistan Region

The Kurdistan Regional Government’s (KRG) Ministry of Health said on Thursday (April 9) that it has recorded one new case of coronavirus infection in Erbil governorate.


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Unless universities reopen by May 2, academic year will finish online: ministry

The Kurdistan Regional Government’s (KRG) Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research has said that if the Region’s universities do not reopen by May 2, then they will all complete the academ


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CPJ calls on KRG to reject health ministry's request to shut down NRT

The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) has called on the authorities in the Kurdistan Region to allow NRT to broadcast freely, after the Kurdistan Regional Government’s (KRG) Health Ministry calle


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New case of coronavirus in Halabja: ministry

The Kurdistan Regional Government’s (KRG) Ministry of Health said on Wednesday (April 8) that it had recorded a new case of the coronavirus in Halabja.


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Sulaimani issues curfew guidelines for farmers, security companies

Sulaimani’s Supreme Committee for Coronavirus Response on Wednesday (April 8) issued new set of public health guidelines for farmers, security companies, and families who want to vaccinate their child


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KRG plans to subcontract management of displacement camps to Barzani Charity Foundation: letter

A letter sent by the Kurdistan Regional Government’s (KRG) Ministry of Interior to the UN’s refugee agency has revealed that the government plans to subcontract management responsibilities for operati


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Six new cases of coronavirus in Erbil: ministry

The Kurdistan Regional Government’s (KRG) Ministry of Health announced on Wednesday (April 8) that it has recorded six new cases of coronavirus in Erbil.


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Day after deadly attack, bomb explodes in Kolajo; no casualties

A bomb exploded near the village of Kolajo in the Garmian administration on Wednesday (April 8) while Peshmerga units were investigating an early attack in the area that killed two Peshmerga the previ


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Erbil civil defense to spray for coronavirus in Karezan neighborhood

Erbil Civil Defense Directorate said on Wednesday (April 8) that teams are spraying Karezan and some of the city’s surrounding neighborhoods with sanitizing liquid to prevent the further spread of cor


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Kurdistan Region tops 300 coronavirus cases, with fourteen new patients in Erbil

The Kurdistan Regional Government’s (KRG) Ministry of Health announced on Wednesday (April 8) that it has recorded fourteen new cases of coronavirus infection in Erbil, bringing the Region’s total num


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Chamchamal, Erbil health directorates report four recoveries from coronavirus

Health officials in Chamchamal and Erbil said on Tuesday night (April 7) that four patients have recovered from COVID-19, the disease caused by coronavirus infection.


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Two Peshmerga killed during attack on Kolajo: officer

Two Peshmerga were killed during an attack on Kolajo village in Garmian by unidentified militants, an officer with the Peshmerga’s Five Brigade said on Tuesday night (April 6).


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Money for Hajj bookings to be returned over coronavirus: KRG ministry

The Kurdistan Regional Government’s (KRG) Ministry of Endowment and Religious Affairs said on Tuesday (April 7) that Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Hajj and Umrah has decided to return money paid by compa


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With one new patient in Sulaimani, Kurdistan Region nears 300 coronavirus cases

The Kurdistan Regional Government’s (KRG) Ministry of Health said on Tuesday (April 7) that it recorded one new case of coronavirus in Sulaimani governorate.


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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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