BAGHDAD, Iraq

One new death from coronavirus was reported in Iraq’s southern Basra province, bringing the total fatalities in the country to 12, the Iraqi Health Ministry said on Wednesday.

In a statement, the ministry said that 10 new cases were registered, raising the total number of the coronavirus cases to 164.

Over the past 24 hours, the ministry noted, it conducted tests for 105 suspected cases, among them 10 were tested positive — including five in the capital Baghdad.

As precautionary measures due to the coronavirus, most of Iraq’s governorates decided to close their borders, including Erbil and Sulaymaniyah,

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