KRG issues new anti-coronavirus orders to oil firms

Regulations for oil and gas companies in Kurdistan reinforce standing WHO recommendations.
KRG issues new anti-coronavirus orders to oil firms
KRG Prime Minister Masrur Barzani (far right) chairs a meeting of government officials in response to the coronavirus crisis in Erbil on March 4, 2020. (Photo credit: KRG Council of Ministers)

Iraq's semiautonomous Kurdistan region has issued to oil companies orders curtailing both office operations and local and international travel.

It's the latest in measures by the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) and the federal Iraqi government intended to slow the spread of the new coronavirus (COVID-19) and minimize the impact on the industry that provides most government revenue and domestic fuel.

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