The Iraqi government announced this Wednesday that the country’s airports will resume operations on July 23 after nearly four months of suspension due to the coronavirus pandemic to ease the restrictions in place.
The High Committee on Public Health and Security has made a detailed statement that the curfew imposed in Iraq will be withdrawn after the Feast of Sacrifice, which will take place between July 30 and August 3.
The agency also said that Al Mundiriyá, Al Shaib and Safuán border posts can also reopen on July 23, provided the provincial authorities guarantee compliance with the preventive protocols.
He also pointed out that restaurants and shopping malls could reopen their doors as long as their workers and customers wear face masks and respect social distance, according to Iraqi television broadcaster Al Sumaria.
The Iraqi Ministry of Health has confirmed 2,281 cases and 90 deaths in the last few hours, a total of 86,148 and 3,522, respectively. On the other hand, 54,316 have so far passed COVID-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus.