Iraq on total lockdown until March 28 over virus fears


A woman is seen wearing a mask embellished with petals in the central Iraqi holy city of Najaf, Iraq. Iraq on Sunday (March 22) imposed a total nationwide lockdown until March 28 to fight the Covid-19 (coronavirus) outbreak, as the number of cases grew and the death toll climbed to 20. - AFP

BAGHDAD: Iraq on Sunday (March 22) imposed a total nationwide lockdown until March 28 to fight the Covid-19 (coronavirus) outbreak, as the number of cases grew and the death toll climbed to 20.

Most of Iraq's 18 provinces had so far imposed their own local curfews but the new measures would include the whole of the country, according to a new decision by the government's crisis cell.

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