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Wuhan coronavirus: Iraq closes another Iran crossing

Christian Fernsby |
Iraq today closed Zurbatiyah border crossing with Iran for 15 days as a precautionary measure against the novel coronavirus, according to an Iraqi governor.

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In an official decree, Mohamed Jamil al Mayahi, the governor of the eastern Wasit province, said the terminal was shut "due to the emergence and registration of suspected [coronavirus] cases and infections in the province". Iraq reported the first death from coronavirus today with at least 32 confirmed cases.

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