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Iraq extends country-wide lockdown until March 28: statement

AFP , Sunday 22 Mar 2020
A general view of empty streets during a curfew, which was imposed to prevent the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in the holy city of Najaf, Iraq, March 22, 2020.( Photo:Reuters )

Iraq on Sunday imposed a total nationwide lockdown until March 28 to fight the novel coronavirus, as the number of cases grew and the death toll climbed to 18.

Most of Iraq's 18 provinces had so far imposed their own local curfews but the new measures would include the whole of the country, according to the government's crisis cell.

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