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Iraq to impose nationwide curfew on Eid Adha holidays

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The Iraqi government will announce a nationwide curfew during the Eid al-Adha holidays next week, officials said.

The decision came after health authorities warned about the coronavirus spread with the majority of people being reluctant to adhere to the instructions.

An official source from Iraq’s Health Ministry said no pedestrian or vehicle movements will be allowed during the Eid holidays to prevent people from large family gatherings which can further deteriorate the situation.

Iraq’s top cleric for the Shia majority, Ali al-Sistani, has announced 1st August as the first day of the Eid al-Adha. However, the Sunni Muslims will begin the Eid a day earlier as announced by Saudi Arabia.
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