BAGHDAD (AP) – Iraqi authorities have announced that a 10-day lockdown will be imposed in attempt to curb the spread of COVID-19. Iraq’s cabinet on Tuesday decided in favor of the lockdown, which will take effect on May 12, following the recommendation of the Supreme Committee for Health and National Safety, state news agency INA reported. The 10-day lockdown will mean that Muslims will observe the celebration of Eid Al-Fitr under a comprehensive curfew. Iraq has grappled with a severe second wave of the coronavirus pandemic. New case numbers spiked to over 8,000 per day last month, the highest they have ever been.