The British Embassy in Iraq is working on finding options to repatriate its citizens visiting Iraq who were unable to leave after flights were suspended to curb a coronavirus outbreak.
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“We are working to identify possible options for [British] nationals visiting Iraq, who were unable to leave before the suspension of passenger flights,” the embassy said on its official Twitter page.
We are working to identify possible options for 🇬🇧 nationals visiting Iraq, who were unable to leave before the suspension of passenger flights. If you are VISITING Iraq and need to get back to 🇬🇧 urgently, PLEASE EMAIL email@example.com by 30 March for details. 1/2— UK in Iraq 🇬🇧🇮🇶 (@UKinIraq) March 27, 2020
Iraq has reported a total of 458 cases of coronavirus and 40 deaths.
A nation-wide lockdown was imposed in the country, which was extended until mid-April.
Iraq’s civil defense has been enforcing a night curfew by patrolling the streets of Basra and broadcasting messages to encourage people to stay home.
In the UK, health officials confirmed 14,543 cases and a total of 759 deaths.