- Title: Iraqi volunteers in Mosul disinfect old city
- Date: 15th March 2020
- Summary: MOSUL, IRAQ (MARCH 15, 2020) (REUTERS) VARIOUS OF VOLUNTEERS WEARING FACE MASKS SPRAYING CLOSED SHOPS WITH DISINFECTANT VOLUNTEER SPRAYING SHOP INTERIOR WITH WATER VARIOUS OF VOLUNTEERS WITH FACE MASK SPRAYING EXTERIORS OF SHOPS WITH DISINFECTANT (SOUNDBITE) (Arabic) VOLUNTEER, LIWA AL-DULEIMI, SAYING: ''We are a group of young volunteers from the city of Mosul carrying out a campaign of sanitising and cleaning the markets and public shops in Mosul's old city.'' LORRY WITH WATER TANK STOPPING/ VOLUNTEERS VOLUNTEERS GATHERING BY WATER TANK MIXING WATER WITH DISINFECTANTS VARIOUS OF VOLUNTEERS SPRAYING GROUND AND DAMAGED HOUSES AND BUILDING WITH DISINFECTANTS VARIOUS OF VOLUNTEER SPRAYING CLOSED SHOPS WITH STERILISATIONS VOLUNTEERS WALKING (SOUNDBITE) (Arabic) RESIDENT, MUDHAR ABDUL-QADIR, SAYING: ''The Baytana institution has carried out a campaign of disinfecting the whole area from the Atiq (old) bridge to the Ras al-Jada district. God bless them. It is a blessed movement. But we hope that the government will carry out such tasks. The institution cannot do such campaigns (on their own).'' VARIOUS OF EMPTY STREETS DUE TO THE CURFEW IMPOSED ON MOSUL OVER CORONAVIRUS CHILDREN PLAYING FOOTBALL IN EMPTY STREET BRIDGE EMPTY OF TRAFFIC
- Keywords: Coronavirus disinfection old city volunteers
- Reuters ID: LVA001C55X8W7
- Location: MOSUL, IRAQ
- City: MOSUL, IRAQ
- Country: Iraq
- Duration: 00:02:24
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Topics: Health/Medicine
- Story Text: Iraqi young volunteers walked the streets of Mosul's old city spraying disinfectant to combat coronavirus as the local government imposes curfew for two days in Mosul.
Iraq has reported nine deaths from coronavirus so far and 93 total cases, according to local media.
At least nine Iraqi provinces including Mosul are now under curfew due to the spread of coronavirus.
The country has restricted movement between provinces from March 15 to 25, except for emergencies, trade and employees commuting to work, to limit the number of infections.
The government has also banned visitors from 13 countries - including Germany and Qatar - and cancelled major religious gatherings during the Islamic month of Rajab (February 25 - March 24).
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