KRG extends coronavirus curfew until April 16: interior ministry

More than 300 cases in Kurdistan Region
Tuy Malik neighborhood on April 4, 2020 during the coronavirus lockdown (NRT Digital Media/Winthrop Rodgers)

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SULAIMANI — The Kurdistan Regional Government’s (KRG) Ministry of Interior decided on Friday (April 10) to extend the curfew imposed on Kurdistan Region to prevent the spread of coronavirus until April 16.

In its announcement, the ministry also said that people stranded by travel restrictions in other parts of the Region will have 24 hours to travel home, as long as they have authorizing documents from the government and are traveling to their home governorate.

The curfew restrictions remain the same as before, with residents only allowed outside to shop for food and essential supplies at their local shops, for medical reasons, or otherwise authorized by the government.

The travel restrictions do not include members of the security forces, health workers, UN agencies, and journalists.

So far, 324 people have tested positive for coronavirus in the Kurdistan Region. Three patients have died of COVID-19, which is the disease caused by coronavirus infection, and 134 of them recovered.

(NRT Digital Media)