Iraq Hospital: Flammable materials, lack of fire alarms caused spread

Iraq Hospital: Flammable materials, lack of fire alarms caused spread The Iraqi civil defence has said the lack of fire prevention measures and the use of flammable building materials likely caused the spread of the fire through a Baghdad hospital. The fire killed 82 people and injured 110.  The report says there were no sprinklers or early warning systems in the hospitals.  The report added … Continue reading Iraq Hospital: Flammable materials, lack of fire alarms caused spread

Covid-19: New lockdown adds strain to Turkey’s economy 

Covid-19: lockdown strains Turkey’s economy  Turkey’s President Erdogan has ordered a “full lockdown” for nearly three weeks, resulting in a shut down of many businesses, as Covid cases and deaths soar.  The lockdown is starting on Thursday and will last until May 17. It is Turkey’s strictest Covid-19 measures so far.  No stimulus package has been announced to ease the economic impact of the new … Continue reading Covid-19: New lockdown adds strain to Turkey’s economy