Iraq reports record number of new Covid-19 cases

SourceThe National
CountryMiddle east

Iraq reported its highest tally of new coronavirus cases on Tuesday, with its health ministry recording more than 7,000 new infections confirmed in the past 24 hours. The country's northern Kurdish region halted all travel amid the sharp rise in cases, as infection levels in the country continue to climb beyond the levels first peak of the outbreak last summer. Health authorities have rushed to impose a night-time curfew in cities around the country, in an effort to contain the spread of the virus. The health ministry confirmed 7,300 new cases and 33 additional deaths, taking the total number of infections to 887,291 and more...