The Iraqi government announced on Sunday that it would reinstate “total curfew” for ten days the next week and throughout the major Eid al Adha holiday to curb the spread of the corona virus.
The curfew begins on Thursday and continues until August 9, according to the state news agency INA. Eid al Adha, the “Celebration of the Victim” and one of the most important holidays in Islam, starts on Friday.
The decision to impose the new curfew was made after a meeting of a state committee tasked with fighting the virus outbreak. will start thinking about a possible uprising.
Iraq reopened its domestic and international airports on Thursday to boost its economy in the face of increasing viral infections. The country, with around 39 million inhabitants, has so far registered more than 110,000 cases of the virus and 4,362 deaths.