March 11, 2020 / 6:11 PM / 24 days ago

Iraqi semi-autonomous Kurdistan region bans New year festivals due to coronavirus

ERBIL, Iraq (Reuters) - Iraqi semi-autonomous Kurdistan region has banned the Nowruz New Year festivals due later this month due to coronavirus fears, a statement said on Tuesday.

The region will also limit travel of citizens and trade activities, the self-autonomous government said in a statement.

Writing by Ulf Laessing; Editing by Toby Chopra

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