Today, Saturday, the main stock exchange in the Al-Kifah and Al-Harithiyah markets in the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, stopped trading.
The “Yaqeen” news agency said that the dollar exchange rate stabilized with the main stock exchange in the Al-Kifah and Al-Harithi markets halting trading as a result of the comprehensive ban that was applied during the last period of Friday and Saturday.
In the same context, sources reported that the selling and buying prices have stabilized in the exchange shops in the local markets, some of which have opened their doors in Baghdad, where the selling price reached 149,000 Iraqi dinars, while the purchase prices reached 148,000 dinars per 100 US dollars.
She indicated that the stock exchange in Erbil, the capital of the Kurdistan region, did not witness any trading today either because of an official holiday there.
Last Tuesday, the Iraqi government announced the imposition of a comprehensive curfew throughout the country, starting from May 12, to limit the spread of the “Covid-19” epidemic, as Eid al-Fitr approaches, in the middle of this month, which witnesses large gatherings.
A statement by the Presidency of the Iraqi Council of Ministersstated that, based on the recommendation of the Supreme Committee for Health and National Safety, it was decided to impose a comprehensive curfew for a period of 10 days from 12 May to 22 of the same month, to limit the spread of the Corona pandemic, at a time when the Iraqi authorities registered An increase in the number of daily casualties recently.
The decision includes “closing malls, restaurants, cafeterias, cafes, cinemas, parks, event halls, weddings, swimming pools, sports halls, etc., as well as preventing human gatherings in all their forms.”
Iraq is witnessing a partial curfew for a period of 4 days a week, and it is comprehensive on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays throughout the country, to confront the epidemic outbreak.