Iraq to extend curfew till the beginning of Ramadan

In the latest of the measure to stem the outbreak of the pandemic COVID-19, Iran has decided to extend the nationwide curfew until the beginning of the holy month of Ramadan that is to start on April 24 or April 25 per the Islamic lunar calendar.

The decision has been taken by the Higher Committee for Health and National Safety, headed by the caretaker Prime Minister, Adel Abdul Mahdi. The decision was taken after the commencement of a video conference.

Another video meeting will be held by the Higher Committee for Health and National Safety next week before Ramadan. 

The nationwide curfew was introduced in Iraq that is to last till April 19. The committee could extend the curfew. 

As a measure to contain the COVID-19 in the country, a Chinese team of seven experts has been working with their Iraqi counterparts since March 7.

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