Authorities in Iraq’s southern city of Karbala have declared a three-day curfew as part of effort to stem the spread of coronavirus.

“The move aims to disinfect all areas in the province and maintain the safety or our people,” Kabala governor Nasif al-Khatabi told a press conference on Sunday.

Meanwhile, local authorities in the southern Saladin province imposed a lockdown as part of measures against the disease.

On Saturday, Iraq confirmed the 10th death from the outbreak in the country.

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

After emerging

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