Iraq to enforce 10-day lockdown

On Tuesday Iraqi authorities announced that a 10-day lockdown will be imposed in an attempt to curb the spread of COVID-19 amid a faltering vaccine roll-out.

Iraq’s cabinet decided in favor of the lockdown, which will take effect on May 12, following the recommendation of the Supreme Committee for Health and National Safety

The 10-day lockdown will mean that Muslims will observe the celebration of Eid Al-Fitr under a comprehensive curfew.

The announcement comes as apathy, fear, and rumors kept many from getting vaccinated despite a serious surge in coronavirus infections and calls by the government for people to register for shots.