Iraq confirmed three more deaths from coronavirus in Baghdad on Sunday, bringing the country’s total fatalities to 20, according to the health ministry. 

A ministry statement said 19 people tested positive for the virus over the past 24 hours, taking the overall infections to 233, while 57 people have recovered from the disease. 

As precautionary measures due to the coronavirus, most of Iraq’s provinces decided to close their borders, including Erbil and Sulaymaniyah, while some provinces decided to impose a lockdown.

Last week, Baghdad shut down schools and universities for 10 days and banned travel to virus-hit provinces.


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