Iraq announces five new coronavirus cases

  • 05:18 01 March 2020

Iraq announces five new coronavirus cases

Iraq has detected five new cases of coronavirus, four in Baghdad and one in Babel province, the Health Ministry said on Saturday, taking the total number of cases in the country to 13, APA reports citing Reuters.

All five had recently returned from visits to neighboring Iran and had been placed in quarantine, the ministry said.

On Wednesday Iraq banned public gatherings and barred entry by travelers from Kuwait and Bahrain, prohibiting travel to or from a total of nine countries.

Faig Mahmudov