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Some Iraqis Rejecting Coronavirus Warnings

By Dana Taib Menmy for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News.  Some Iraqis Rejecting Coronavirus Warnings Iraqi Kurdistan health officials' recommendations seem at odds with some religious leaders' advice on dealing with the new coronavirus, Covid-19. Some prominent clerics there are reminding Muslims […]

Iran, Iraq Stress Joint Measures to Combat Coronavirus

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and his Iraqi counterpart, Mohamed Ali al-Hakim, stressed the need for joint measures to combat the new coronavirus, known as COVID-19. In a telephone conversation on Monday night, Zarif and Hakim exchanged views about a host of topics, including the latest developments in the region as well as ways […]

COVID-19 Preventive Measures during Gatherings in Iraq

COVID-19 preventive measures during mass gatherings discussed with religious leaders and health officials in Iraq As millions are expected to visit Iraq in the coming month for religious events, WHO is working with religious leaders and health officials to discuss necessary preventive measures to improve planning for mass gathering events during visits to holy sites […]

4 more get Coronavirus in Iraq

By John Lee. Iraq has reported four new cases of coronavirus (covid-19), this time in Kirkuk province. In a statement, the Ministry of Health said the four were from the same family, and had recently returned from Iran. They have been placed in quarantine. According to Reuters, Iraq has indefinitely extended an entry ban on […]

KRG takes action to Prevent Spread of Coronavirus

KRG Prime Minister Masrour Barzani and Deputy Prime Minister Qubad Talabani (pictured) today chaired a cabinet meeting with governors from the Kurdistan Region to discuss recent developments, along with the steps the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) is taking to prevent an outbreak of the coronavirus. Minister of Health Saman Hussein Muhammed updated the Prime Minister […]

Iraq confirms first case of Coronavirus

By John Lee. Iraq's Ministry of Health has confirmed the first case of the coronavirus (covid-19) in the country. It said that an Iranian student had tested positive for the virus in Najaf. The student is reported to have been immediately quarantined. Following the announcement, Kuwaiti state news agency KUNA said that Kuwait’s civil aviation […]

Video: Iraq Bans Iran Arrivals amid Coronavirus Fears

From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Iraq is setting up quarantine areas aimed at preventing the spread of coronavirus from across the border with Iran. Neighbouring Iran has reported its sixth death from the disease. There are fears that […]