Travel banned between Kurdistan Region and federal governorates on Thursday, Fridays, Saturdays ​

A worker in a protective suit disinfects Mawlawi Street in Sulaimani on March 14, 2020 (NRT Digital Media/Winthrop Rodgers)

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SULAIMANI — Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Spokesperson Jotiar Adil said on Monday (March 1) that travel will be banned between the Kurdistan Region and central and southern Iraq on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays to curb the coronavirus outbreak.

Following the meeting of the Supreme Committee for Coronavirus Response, Adil said during a press conference that, if COVID-19 cases keep surging, educational centers and schools will be closed.

He said that public places in the Kurdistan Region will be closed from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m.

Adil said that another meeting will be held on March 10 and new measures will be announced, adding that according to the KRG health ministry’s assessment is that the situation is “dangerous” and stricter measures should be taken.

According to the health ministry, there have been 109,151 officially-recorded cases of coronavirus infection in the Kurdistan Region. An official tally of 103,625 patients have recovered from COVID-19 and 3,521 have died from it.

(NRT Digital Media)