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Updates from the Kurdistan Region Regarding COVID-19
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Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) said today that Government services will remain suspended until May 2 under measures to contain the spread of COVID-19. However, it did not mention any further extension to the lockdown.

The current suspension was due to expire on Thursday. It is not clear whether the KRG will also extend the lockdown, which is also due to expire on Thursday.

KRG officials, including Prime Minister Masrour Barzani, have hinted the lockdown could be extended until health authorities are convinced the outbreak has been brought under control. 

In the last 24 hours, no new cases of COVID-19 were reported out of 1,792 laboratory tests conducted in the Kurdistan Region’s four provinces, Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Health Minister Dr. Saman Barzinjy previously told Kurdistan 24.


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