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Kurdistan Deputy Parliament Speaker Tests Positive for COVID-19

Deputy Parliament Speaker of Kurdistan Region, Hemin Hawrami, tested positive for COVID-19 on Sunday. Hawrami confirmed his infection in a statement on his official Facebook page, saying that he was in a stable condition. Since the onset of the outbreak, several senior Kurdish officials were infected, some of whom succumbed to the virus. The death of late Erbil Governor Firsat Sofi was among those which shocked the Kurdish society due to the fact that Sofi was a respected man not only by his political party, but by all.