As authorities take preventive measures to avoid infections from neighbouring Iran, healthcare workers remain sceptical.

Baghdad, Iraq – Authorities in Iraq have extended a ban on all arrivals from neighbouring Iran, except of Iraqi citizens, as the country grapples with the possibility of an outbreak of the new coronavirus.

The extension was announced in a statement issued by caretaker Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi’s office on Saturday as Iran announced its sixth death from the disease that emerged in central China late last year.

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