Iraq has closed all border crossings with Iran for three days following the deaths of two Iranians from the deadly novel coronavirus, authorities said Thursday.

The Iraqi Border Crossing Authority said Iraqi citizens coming from Iran will not be affected by the entry ban.

It said imports from Iran will continue to be allowed entry at the border crossings.

Earlier, Iraqi authorities decided to suspend issuing visas to Iranians after Tehran confirmed the two coronavirus deaths on Wednesday.

Local Iraqi media reported that the Health Ministry has decided to prevent Iranian citizens from entering the country until further notice.

The death

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