Iraq bans Reuters for three months over coronavirus report

Iraq bans Reuters for three months over coronavirus report
# 03 April 2020 12:54 (UTC +04:00)

Iraq banned Reuters from operating in the country for three months on Friday after the news agency reported that the number of coronavirus cases in the country was much higher than the official figures, APA reports citing The National.

Iraq’s Communications and Media Commission condemned the report and said it was astonished by the claim.

Reuters reported on Thursday that Iraq had thousands of coronavirus cases, several times higher than the current official tally of 772. 

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