Iraq isolates 6 areas, mostly in the capital


Shafaq News / The Iraqi Minister of Health and Environment, Hassan Al-Tamimi announced, on Saturday, that regional isolation measures will start in 6 districts, 5 of which are in Baghdad.

The government crisis cell informed Shafaq News Agency that the covered areas are (areas in Sadr City, Al-Baladiyat, Al-Zafaraniya, Al-Shulaa, Al Tobshi, and some areas in Basra.)

On Friday, Health Minister Hassan Al-Tamimi announced that the regional curfew is one of the measures the ministry is taking to limit the spread of the epidemic, noting that the number of field tests for Corona virus is doubled, especially in areas where there have been infections.

Al-Tamimi added that Ministries , public and private institutions must compel employees to adhere to wearing masks, sterilizing, and ensuring social distancing.

Later, the World Health Organization (WHO) representative announced his support for the new precautionary measures announced by the Iraqi Minister of Health.

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