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Iraq announces first Wuhan coronavirus death

Christian Fernsby |
Iraq said a 70 year old cleric died today from the novel coronavirus in the Kurdish province of Sulaimaniyah, the first death from the outbreak.

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Topics: IRAQ    WUHAN    CORONAVIRU   

The Iraqi preacher had been quarantined in the northeastern city of Sulaimaniyah before his death, a spokesman for the Kurdish autonomous region's health authority said.

According to local sources, he had recently met with Iraqis returning from Iran, which has recorded the third deadliest outbreak outside China, the epidemic’s epicenter.


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