Iraq closes border with Iran over coronavirus

Iraq closes border with Iran over coronavirus
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  • calendar-gray 21 February 2020

Iraq closed its ground borders with Iran for three days on Thursday after the detection of coronavirus illness, named COVID-19, in Iran, APA reports citing Xinhua.

Iraqi Airways on Thursday has suspended flights with Iran over the fear of the virus spread.

Also, Iraq on Thursday banned Iranian nationals from entering the country and its own nationals from traveling to Iran.

The decision came after Iran announced the detection of five infection cases in the central city of Qom. Two of the infected people died, according to the Iranian Health Ministry.

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