NINEVEH PLAINS: Syriac Chaldean town of Alqosh put under quarantine

NINEVEH PLAINS, Iraq – The entire Syriac Chaldean town of Alqosh in the Nineveh Plains has been put under quarantine. All movement in and out of the town is prohibited. The full quarantine decision was made after a resident of Alqosh working as a chauffeur traveled to Baghdad and back. On the resident’s return he was checked at the town’s access road and diagnosed with the COVID-19 virus.

The town’s healthcare directorate and crisis team decided to a full lockdown of Alqosh until further notice. All traffic by car, motorcycle and bicycle is prohibited and only emergency services and bakeries are allowed to work. The police have closed all roads leading to villages belonging to the municipality. During the lockdown, the town’s health directorate will sanitize several neighbourhoods and residents are required to take preventive measures.