ERBIL - The Iraqi government has decided to extend the flight suspension until May 31 as the number of coronavirus infections continues to rise in the country.
According to a statement by Iraq's Civil Aviation Authority, the temporary halt of flights would not affect the cargo planes as well as aircrafts belonging to Red Crescent and Red Cross.
The suspension of flights would also affect the two major airports in the Kurdistan Region.
This comes as Iraq continues to register hundreds of coronavirus cases daily.
A total of 3,877 cases have so far been confirmed, out of which 2,483 patients have been discharged from the hospital while 140 others died from the novel virus.