March 14 2020 11:48am

Coronavirus outbreak: Iraqi Kurdish authorities impose curfew over COVID-19 fears

Kurdish authorities in Iraq’s Kurdistan region imposed a curfew from midnight Saturday, forcing residents to stay inside following the outbreak of COVID-19. Streets in Erbil and Sulaimaniya were empty as police officers patrolled abandoned markets and stopped cars to enforce the curfew. Erbil Mayor Nabiz Abdul-Hameed said the curfew would last for 48 hours until Monday.

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