Sinjar lacks coronavirus testing kits

Sinjar, a student wears face mask after receiving awareness about coronavirus , February 25 2020. Photo: Exclusive toKirkukNow

Ammar Aziz- Sinjar

Sinjar local administration has launched an awareness campaign about the coronavirus, spreading precautionary measures against the virus. The administration asks Nineveh local administration for help because they have no devices to detect the virus.

Kamal Murad, head of the health directorate in Snuny subdistrict in Sinjar, said, “only today, February 25, we had two seminars for the students. We explained how people get infected by the virus and the ways to protect themselves from the virus.”

The local administration has formed a team of 10 doctors to make people aware of the virus and serve 24 hours.

“Unfortunately, until now, we have not received any device that detects the virus, only some masks and other necessities have arrived,” Murad said.

Today, the coronavirus cases in Iraq increased to six as another case was confirmed in Baghdad.

The first case was recorded in Najaf province, where an Iranian student was tested positive and later was sent back to Iran.

Also, On Tuesday, February 25, in Kirkuk, four members of a family, who came back from Iran, were tested positive and have been quarantined since then.

As a result, the Iraqi minister of health, who heads the committee to prevent the outbreak of the virus, announced the closure of all educational institutions, cinemas, social clubs, bars, shisha cafes and tea shops from today, February 27 to March 7.

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