KRG to close tourist sites, tea houses in new post-Eid coronavirus restrictions


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SULAIMANI — The Kurdistan Regional Government’s (KRG) Ministry of Interior said on Monday (August 3) that all the tourist sites, parks, cafeterias and tea houses will be closed.

It also said that all the public places such as markets, restaurants, and the commercial places, should not allow people to enter their premises without masks. Otherwise they will be closed for ten days and the owners will be fined 1,000,000 Iraqi dinars.

All clinics, centers, and laboratories will be closed for fourteen days.

Gyms, swimming pools, and nightclubs remain closed and funerals, parties, and social events remain prohibited. Restaurants will remain open, but only for delivery.

The travel ban between the Kurdistan Region’s governorates remain in place.

Ibrahim Khalil border crossing will be closed for travelers for one week, but trade activities will continue.

According to the health ministry, there have been 14,468 cases of coronavirus in the Kurdistan Region. An official tally of 9,299 patients has recovered from COVID-19, the disease caused by coronavirus infection, and 560 have died from it.

(NRT Digital Media)