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Iraq extends total curfew for additional week

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Iraqi health authorities have declared a total curfew in the country for a week starting Sunday, May 31st, in a bid to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus.


Dhi Qar police announced on Saturday a comprehensive curfew in the Iraqi governorate for fighting coronavirus, said the Iraqi national news agency, Egypt's MENA reported.

The police directorate said in a statement that the measure comes in implementation of a decision by the crisis management cell after the governorate announced 22 new cases.

Also, Baghdad governorate is considering a 14-day curfew for minimizing the spread of the virus, added the news agency.