Middle East

Iraq sees record Covid-19 cases as new lockdown begins

A man walks through the empty shopping street of the main Shurja market during a curfew to help prevent the spread of the Coronavirus, in central Baghdad, Iraq, Friday, Feb. 19, 2021. The curfew runs all day Friday to Sunday, and from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. the rest of the week. Mosques and schools are closed, large gatherings prohibited, and the wearing of masks and other protective gear will be enforced, according to a statement from the government. (AP Photo/Hadi Mizban)

 

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