From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News.
Iraq has seen a relatively low number of infections compared to its neighbour, Iran, the regional hotspot of the pandemic.
Iraq has reported 547 confirmed cases and 42 deaths.
But there is growing concern the virus could overwhelm its fragile healthcare system.
Al Jazeera's Simona Foltyn reports from Baghdad.