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Coronavirus infections in Kurdistan are very few compared to the rest of Iraq ,WHO

Category: Kurdistan

Date: 2020-04-28T13:06:17+0000
Coronavirus infections in Kurdistan are very few compared to the rest of Iraq ,WHO

Shafaq News / The World Health Organization (WHO) in Iraq considered on Tuesday, that the levels of novel Corona virus infections in Kurdistan Region are "very little" compared to the rest of Iraq.

"At the beginning, I want to salute Kurdistan on the achievement they have done in the Corona virus,” The representative of the organization in Iraq, Dr. Adham Ismail, said in a press conference held today in the city of Erbil, attended by a reporter of Shafaq News.

“The rate of Covid-19 infections and deaths in the region is very low compared to other Iraqi governorates, but the concerns are not over yet," stressing that the organization is ready to provide technical support to Kurdistan in curbing the virus outbreak.

“The organization is following up the infected cases in hospitals in Kurdistan Region and Iraq in order to be reassured about the health conditions and not to question them,” Dr. Ismail reported.

"The numbers are promising and we have not reached the stage of high casualties in Iraq," adding that "we cannot put pressure economy and that is why Iraq has resorted to a partial curfew for people to carry out their business."

"At least we will monitor the situation within two weeks and lifting the curfew should be gradual, and if we notice that the infection are low then it is possible to move to another stage such as lifting a partial ban on aviation or other sectors."

 Dr. Ismail expected that if no medicine is found to treat the virus, there will be a second wave of corona and it will be stronger than the current one."

"The procedures during the next four months should be more organized, and it is not possible to accept that hotels be quarantine centers in the coming period."

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