10 “increasable” Coronaviruse cases confirmed on board of a cruise ship – Japan, KRG’s Duhok will establish its first solar-energy park, Iraq evacuates its students and people from Wuhan city.

Written by on 2020-02-05

At least 10 people on board a cruise ship docked in the Japanese port of Yokohama have been tested positive for coronavirus as health authorities confirmed. Almost 300 of the 3,700 people on the Diamond Princess Ship have been tested so far. The number of infected could rise as testing continues. The checks began after an 80-year-old Hong Kong man who had been on the ship last month fell ill with the virus.

Duhok will soon have its first solar energy park in a major step towards becoming a low-carbon governorate. Governor of Duhok, Mr. Farhad Atrushi, said: “Our commitment to take climate action, deliver affordable, clean energy to the citizens and address electricity shortages remains as strong as ever. Under the Duhok Sustainable Energy Action Plan (SEAP), we pledged to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 2030.

Iraq’s Foreign Ministry said on Tuesday that it managed to evacuate the Iraqi students who got stuck in coronavirus epicenter, The Chinese city of Wuhan. Iraq’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Mohammed al-Hakim, thanked the Iraqi envoy in Beijing for his efforts to facilitate the evacuation of the Iraqi people. The evacuation came after a footage went viral on social media showing a number of Iraqi students stuck in Wuhan and calling on Iraqi authorities to rescue them.


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