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Month: February 2020

27 February 2020

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Erbil to ban Shisha smoking in public spaces of the city, KRG bans citizens of five countries from entering the region, Italy Coronavirus cases rise 25% in 24 hours

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Erbil Mayor Nabaz Abdulhamid announced on Wednesday a decision to close temporarily all cafeterias and ban shisha smoking in the city’s public places as part of a raft of efforts to prevent a local coronavirus outbreak. “The decision will be implemented from next week,” as Abdulhamid confirmed. He also noted that “Any place that does […]

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26 February 2020

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Iraq confirms four new cases of coronavirus in the country, Iran’s deputy health minister tested positive for Coronavirus, Mission Impossible filming pauses in Italy due to Coronavirus outbreak

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Iraq’s Ministry of Health and Environment said on Tuesday that four new cases of coronavirus have been confirmed in Kirkuk, to raise the total cases number in the country to 5. According to a statement by the ministry, the victims are from a family who recently returned from neighboring Iran where the coronavirus has already […]

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25 February 2020

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Iraq confirms First Coronavirus case in the country, Car drives into carnival crowd in German town Volkmarsen, Poland’s LOT airline is looking into launching direct flights with KRG

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Iraq’s health ministry on Monday confirmed the first case of coronavirus in the southern city of Najaf as the ministry said in a statement that the infected person is an Iranian national who has entered Iraq before the closure of the borders. According to the statement the man is quarantined at the hospital now. Protesters […]

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24 February 2020

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a 5.7 earthquake hits Iran and Turkey, Iraq Prolongs the ban on arrivals from neighbor Iran, Italy cuts short on Venice carnival

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Iran has confirmed on Sunday evening a 5.7 earthquake hit the Kurdish towns in northwest of the country. Ismail Salem, head of crisis management department in Western Azarbaijan province, said that huge damages were reported from seven villages boarding Turkey. On the other side of the border in Turkey, at least seven people were confirmed […]

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23 February 2020

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The sixth death case of Coronavirus in Iran, First suspected Coronavirus in southern Iraq, Italy imposes emergency plan against Coronavirus

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Another person in Iran has died of coronavirus, bringing the number to six as the dangerous virus has already spread in the country. A total of 28 coronavirus cases have so far been confirmed in Iran. The Kurdistan Regional Government’s (KRG) Ministry of Agriculture and Water Resources said on Saturday that it had limited imports […]

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20 February 2020

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KRG PM meets Pope Francis in the Vatican, Eight people dead in two shooting incidents in Germany, Neanderthal skeletons found in a cave in Iraq

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Kurdistan Region Prime Minister Masrour Barzani met with Pope Francis in Vatican and presented him with fragments salvaged from an ancient bible which was burned by the ISIS in Iraq. The Kurdish premier arrived in Rome on Tuesday where, apart from Pope Francis, he also held meetings with his Italian counterpart and Vatican’s Secretary of […]

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