Iraqi President Barham Salih received his first Covid-19 jab on Monday as the country’s cases surpassed one million, the highest in the Arab world.
In a statement, the president praised frontline workers and their role in curbing the impact of the pandemic in recent months.
“Our people can overcome this ordeal and successfully complete the efforts of health professionals by adhering to personal protective measures against the virus and to protect society,” Mr Salih said, according to state media.
His office did not share which brand of vaccine the president recieved.
Iraq’s vaccination campaign was rolled out in March after receiving