Kirkuk calls for immediate COVID-19 protection measures amid spike in cases


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SULAIMANI — The General Directorate of Kirkuk Health called for COVID-19 protection procedures to be implemented immediately on Tuesday (January 18).

The directorate said 1,066 new cases of the Coronavirus were recorded in Kirkuk over the last 24 hours and the directorate has been above 700 cases daily for a week.

Schools have suspended 300 classes due to the high number of COVID-19 infections among students, the directorate stated, adding "immediate restrictions should be implemented.”

(NRT Digital Media)