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Implementation of curfew to fight COVID-19 proves difficult in Iraq

Although the Iraqi government has taken strict measures to fight the coronavirus, the security forces face great challenges from curfew violators.

Iraq is working hard to limit the spread of the novel coronavirus, which had infected 382 people in the country as of March 26, killing 36. However, people’s refusal to comply with government instructions threatens to exacerbate the health situation.

The Baghdad Operations Command warned residents of the capital March 25 to abide by the 24-hour curfew imposed last week or be ready to face severe consequences. The command announced March 24 that 1,542 individuals had been arrested and 557 vehicles seized since March 17. 

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