Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq (GOV.KRD) – Prime Minister Masrour Barzani today visited a medical center as precautionary measures are undertaken to treat individuals suspected of, or infected with, the coronavirus, to prevent the spread of the virus in the Kurdistan Region.
Prime Minister Barzani said the purpose of his visit was to closely monitor steps taken by medical centers in all of the Kurdistan Region’s provinces, to identify and contain any cases of coronavirus. The Prime Minister and his cabinet have held several meetings with the Council of Ministers, and at the provincial level, to establish a containment plan against any possible outbreak of the virus.
Prime Minister Barzani shared his hope that the global community will soon find a treatment for this illness, and called on all citizens to follow instructions and advice from the Ministries of Health, Interior, and other relevant authorities to protect themselves and their families.
Based on the KRG’s data, Prime Minister Barzani noted that, thus far, there have been no cases of coronavirus registered in the Kurdistan Region. Several cases, however, have been confirmed in other parts of Iraq and neighbouring countries.
Prime Minister Barzani attributed the success of the Kurdistan Region in preventing the spread of the virus to the KRG’s preparatory efforts.
As the world continues to deal with the coronavirus outbreak, Prime Minister Barzani called on the people of the Kurdistan Region to do their part by cooperating with medical staff and experts to remain healthy. He also requested businesses and shopkeepers to act responsibly and not increase the prices of essential goods.
“I hope we can all work together to combat this illness and, hopefully, our people will remain healthy and safe,” said Prime Minister Barzani.