Five Cases Suspected of COVID-19 Variant: Kurdistan Health Ministry
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Five Cases Suspected of COVID-19 Variant: Kurdistan Health Ministry

ERBIL — There are at least five cases suspected of infection with the mutant COVID-19 in the Kurdistan Region, said the region’s health ministry.

All hospitals, test centres, and other medical facilities have been placed on alert to deal with the situation immediately, according to a statement from the ministry.

The ministry has provided all necessary testing kits equipment to detect the novel COVID-19, ministry spokesperson Aso Hawezi said.

Earlier the day, following a series of reports claiming the KRG was considering a new lockdown to fight the slightly spiking daily infections, the ministry said there was no such a plan for now.

There were 77 new cases detected on Saturday with 70 recoveries and one fatality. The total number of the infections since the beginning of the pandemic in the Kurdistan Region has reached over 107,600, from which nearly 103,000 have recovered.