Iraq News - Local News - Baghdadpost

Iraq extends ban on Iranians in border crossings over coronavirus


Iraq has extended an entry ban for any non-Iraqis coming from Iran, the prime minister said, as authorities in Tehran announced 15 more cases of coronavirus and a death toll of eight, Reuters reported.

Baghdad had banned crossings by non-Iraqis from Iran on Thursday for three days and Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi said on Saturday night that the ban would be extended. He did not specify until when.

"The prime minister ordered the ... halting of receiving travellers from the Islamic Republic of Iran except for Iraqis," his office said in a statement.

Last Modified: Sunday، 23 February 2020 04:12 PM