Iraq experiences 4,024 new COVID-19 instances, 661,477 in complete

BAGHDAD, Feb. 19 (Xinhua) — The Iraqi Ministry of Well being reported Friday 4,024 new coronavirus instances, the best day by day document in 2021, bringing the overall nationwide infections to 661,477.

It additionally reported 12 new deaths, elevating the demise toll from the infectious virus to 13,232, whereas 1,802 instances recovered, bringing the overall recoveries to 614,529.

A complete of 6,470,846 checks have been carried out throughout the nation for the reason that outbreak of the illness in February 2020, with 48,990 performed in the course of the day.

Sayf al-Badr, spokesman of the ministry, stated in a press release that after the tip of the present curfew on March 8, the ministry would suggest imposing full curfew in case the infections proceed to extend.

He stated that the Larger Committee for Well being and Nationwide Security, headed by Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi, will resolve whether or not to impose the complete curfew relying on the epidemiological scenario.

Al-Badr additionally stated that the brand new pressure of the virus has higher severity and pace of transmission and impacts each youths and kids, including that “the vaccines that may arrive on the finish of this month and the present remedy protocol are efficient.”

On Feb. 13, the Iraqi well being authorities determined to impose a partial curfew for 4 days and a full curfew for 3 days each week in the course of the interval from Feb. 18 to March 8.

The Iraqi Nationwide Board for Collection of Medicine has authorized the emergency use of China’s Sinopharm and Britain’s AstraZeneca vaccines to comprise the unfold of COVID-19 within the nation.

From March 7 to April 26 in 2020, a Chinese language group of seven medical consultants spent 50 days in Iraq to assist battle the illness, throughout which they helped construct a PCR lab and set up a sophisticated CT scanner in Baghdad.

China has additionally despatched batches of medical help to Iraq.

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