Ten-day total coronavirus curfew begins in four areas in northeastern Syria

Medical workers oversee the disinfection of streets to prevent the spread of the coronavirus in the northeastern Syrian city of Qamishli, March 24, 2020. (Photo: AP/Baderkhan Ahmad)

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SULAIMANI — Following the decision of the Autonomous Administration of North and East Syria (AANES), ten-day total curfew started on Thursday (November 26) to limit coronavirus outbreak in the region and health committees began sterilizing streets, schools, government institutions, and public places.   

Earlier on November 21, the administration said in a statement that the curfew will last until December 5 and it will be imposed on Raqqa, Tabqa, Hasaka, and Qamishli.

According to the decision, schools, universities, kindergartens will be closed during the curfew, but clinics, hospitals, and pharmacies will remain open.

It added that the curfew will not affect trade activities in the areas.

According to the Health Board of the Autonomous Administration, the number of infections has risen to 6,825, including 187 deaths and 1,005 recovered patients, including 38 new infections and two deaths recorded on Thursday.

(NRT Digital Media)