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Kurdish authorities in Iraq lift lockdown following protests

The reimposed lockdown came amid an increase in COVID-19 cases, but people protested the lack of work opportunities due to the restrictions.

The Kurdistan Region of Iraq is ending its reimposed lockdown after just one day following protests.

The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) instituted a lockdown Monday that was to last until Saturday. The measures only allowed for essential movement and for essential businesses such as supermarkets to stay open.

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