KRG to impose three-day lockdown during Eid al-Fitr, says spokesman

File – A view of Sulaimani City (Esta Media Network)

SULAIMANI (ESTA) — The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) will impose a three-day lockdown in the Kurdistan Region during Eid al-Fitr, said spokesman Jotiar Adil on Wednesday.

The KRG Supreme Committee to Combat Coronavirus held a meeting on Wednesday to discuss coronavirus outbreak in the Region.

The committee has decided to impose a three-day lockdown during Eid al-Fitr, as part of measures to curb coronavirus outbreak. 

Regarding the opening of schools, Adil said schools would remain closed and students would continue studying online.

“We are worried about the process of education and the fate of this year’s education,” Adil said in a press conference.

He further said there was a possibility to reopen school and resume in-person classes after Eid al-Fitr.

The supreme committee to combat coronavirus ordered the closure of schools on March 30, as part of measures to curb COVID-19 outbreak.

Kurdish health officials have warned that the Kurdistan Region is facing a “dangerous phase” of the coronavirus pandemic, urging people to follow the health guidelines designed to curb the virus spread.

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