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UN Envoy Praises KRG for Successful Actions in Curbing Coronavirus Outbreak

The Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for Iraq, Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert, has commended the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) for its successful measures in fighting the outbreak of the new coronavirus.

Plasschaert held a press conference on Monday in Erbil together with KRG Health Minister Saman Barzanji.

She emphasized that governments alone cannot defeat the pandemic, and that people’s contribution by abiding to the health instructions is vital to help government measures being effective.

Plasschaert is scheduled to meet with Kurdistan Region Prime Minister Masrour Barzani while in Erbil, and she is expected to speak at a news conference on Tuesday together with KRG health minister and World Health Organization (WHO) representatives to discuss the coronavirus in Kurdistan. Source