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Lockdown order enables authorities to evaluate state of coronavirus outbreak: KRG interior minister

Warning that the coronavirus outbreak is getting more dangerous each day, the Kurdistan Regional Government’s (KRG) interior minister said on Saturday (April 4) that the decision to implement a total


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KRG says pipeline to Iran is not for crude oil, but gas and kerosene

The Kurdistan Regional Government’s (KRG) Ministry of Finance and Economy said on Saturday (April 4) that a fuel pipeline linking Iran and the Kurdistan Region via the Parwezxan border crossing will b


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Total coronavirus lockdown excludes journalists: Sulaimani governor

Sulaimani’s governor said on Friday night (April 3) that the 48-hour total lockdown order that will go into effect at 12 p.m. on April 4 does not include journalists, as long as they are working.


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'Kurdistan This Week' For April 4, 2020

NRT Digital Media broadcasts another episode of “Kurdistan This Week” on Saturday (April 4).


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Ten new cases of coronavirus in Kurdistan Region: health ministry

The Kurdistan Regional Government’s (KRG) Ministry of Health said on Friday (April 3) that it has recorded ten new cases of coronavirus in the Kurdistan Region.


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Kurdistan Region goes into total lockdown for 48 hours: interior ministry

A total lockdown of the Kurdistan Region went into effect at 12:00 p.m. on Saturday (April 4) for a period of 48-hours, during which time all travel is banned except in extremely limited circumstances


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Peshraw tunnel closed after overnight traffic jam

Peshraw tunnel in Sulaimani was closed temporarily on early on Friday morning (April 3) due to heavy traffic.


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KRG Ministry of Planning scraps plans to relax hiring freeze: minister

Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Minister of Planning Dara Rashid said on Thursday (April 2) that the government was scrapping plans to begin hiring new employees again because of a tighter fiscal


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Three new cases of coronavirus recorded in Erbil: health ministry

The Kurdistan Regional Government’s (KRG) Ministry of Health said on Thursday (April 2) that it had recorded three new cases of coronavirus in Erbil.


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Kurdistan Region passes 200 coronavirus cases, with twelve testing positive in Sulaimani

The Kurdistan Regional Government’s (KRG) Ministry of Health said late on Thursday (April 2) that it had recorded eleven new cases of coronavirus in Sulaimani governorate.


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Residents can travel without permission between 12 a.m. and 6 a.m.: Sulaimani governor

Sulaimani Governor Haval Abubakr on Thursday (April 2) issued a new set of curfew regulations allowing residents to travel without permission between the hours of 12 a.m. to 6 a.m. to take care of ess


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Sulaimani closes down more than 300 shops for not following health instructions

The head of Sulaimani’s Municipal Committee said on Thursday (April 2) that it the city had closed down twelve businesses for not following public health instructions designed to prevent the spread of


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Sulaimani’s currency exchange market closed because of overcrowding

Sulaimani's currency exchange market was closed on Thursday (April 2) because of public health concerns caused by overcrowding.


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New Generation Movement President Abdulwahid receives court summons on defamation charge

Sulaimani Police officers was served with a court summons New Generation Movement President Shaswar Abdulwahid at his home in the city on Thursday (April 2).


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Kurdistan Region nears 200 coronavirus cases, with two new patients in Erbil

The Kurdistan Regional Government’s (KRG) Ministry of Health announced on Thursday morning (April 2) that it has recorded two new cases of coronavirus in Erbil, bringing the Region’s number to 190 cas


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We are being prevented from seeing Hemin Mamand, says detained journalist's legal team

Hemin Mamand’s lawyer said on Wednesday (April 1) that despite promises by the governor of Erbil, the detained journalist’s legal team has been prevented by authorities from meeting with their client.


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Erbil cancels type of travel permit issued earlier in the coronavirus curfew

Erbil governorate announced on Wednesday (April 1) that a type of travel permit that some residents were issued earlier will no longer allow them to pass through checkpoints.


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KRG Council of Ministers says 'will not touch' public sector salaries in face of budget shortfall

The Kurdistan Regional Government’s (KRG) Council of Ministers said in a statement late on Wednesday (April 1) that the government has decided not to make changes to public sector salaries at this poi


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Twelve new cases of coronavirus in Kurdistan Region: health ministry

The Kurdistan Regional Government’s (KRG) Ministry of Health said on Wednesday (April 1) that it had recorded twelve new cases of coronavirus in Sulaimani, bringing the Region’s total to 188.


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Kurdistan Region's Council of Ministers discusses coronavirus, looming financial problems

The Kurdistan Regional Government’s (KRG) Council of Ministers met on Wednesday (April 1) to discuss the state of play with regard to the ongoing coronavirus outbreak and a looming financial crisis du


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