Iran closes Iraq border to curb spread of mutant COVID-19 variant

Iran closes Iraq border to curb spread of mutant COVID-19 variant
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  • calendar-gray 22 February 2021

In an effort to curb the spread of mutant variant of COVID-19, the Iran government on Saturday announced the closure of several border points with Iraq, APA reports citing Siasat.

Iran’s health minister Saeed Namaki told state TV that crossing points to Iraq from Khuzestan Province, as well as the neighboring provinces of Ilam and Kermanshah, were closed to passengers.

“The main source of infection with the mutated version in Britain in the Khuzestan region is travelers who arrived from Iraq, and for this reason, we closed the borders of this region until further notice,” he added.

Iranian Health Minister Saeed Namaki on Saturday announced the closure of several border points with Iraq in an effort to curb the spread of mutant variants of COVID-19 in the country.

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