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Iraqi province closes hospital, allocates it to coronavirus cases


Basra Health Department decided to close a hospital and allocate it to coronavirus patients.

Basra Health Department has ordered to close Al-Shifa Hospital in Basra city, allocating it to coronavirus disease only.

On Friday, a member of Human Rights Commission Ali al-Bayati called Iraq to enter "Warning C" stage.

Al-Bayati said in a statement: "As the neighboring countries have infected with Coronavirus and the health awareness is weak among citizens, it is necessary for Iraq to enter alert stage (C) and find a real solidarity between governmental and non-governmental institutions and the media to raise health awareness to prevent disease and avoid unnecessary gatherings.”