37 infected with coronavirus during funeral in southern Iraq

Baghdad, Some 37 people were infected with the novel coronavirus at a condolence council in southern Iraq after authorities partially eased restrictions that were imposed earlier to curb the spread of the pandemic, according to the Iraqi Health Ministry.

It said that the mourners were confirmed to have contracted the virus during the social gathering in Hartha district in the southern city of Basra, adding that health and security authorities sealed off the area to halt the transmission of the disease.

Iraqi authorities have relaxed curfew hours across the country a week ago and allowed movement only during the day.

Source: Jordan News Agency

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