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As Coronavirus Reaches Iraq, Workers Spray Disinfectant in Public Areas

A new case of coronavirus has been recorded in Baghdad, the Iraqi Ministry of Health said on February 27. The case, of a man returning from Iran, the ministry said, was in addition to four cases in Kirkuk and one in Najaf city.

The Iraqi government closed down public spaces, including cinemas and cafes, on February 27. Such places will remain closed until at least March 7, a statement said.

This video, shared by a local media outlet, shows disinfectant being sprayed in Kut, a city in Wasit province, which is near the Iranian border. Credit: Al-Mirbad via Storyful