Iraq to impose a partial curfew starting next Thursday

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Tue, 2020-12-22 17:02

CAIRO: The Iraqi Cabinet said it will consider imposing a partial curfew stating Thursday as part of measures to confront a new strain of coronavirus.

A statement from the cabinet said it is considering to make the curfew from eight in the evening until six in the morning.

It also said it will shut down restaurants, shopping malls and social facilities for two weeks as part of measures to confront the new strain of COVID-19, the state-run news agency has reported. 

The cabinet also decided to close all land border crossings. 

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