Two new coronavirus cases confirmed in Iraq, total 21: Health ministry

A member of the medical team checks the temperature of an Iraqi man, following the coronavirus outbreak, at the entrance checkpoint of South Mosul, Iraq, February 26, 2020. (Reuters)

Iraq has detected two new coronavirus patients, both of whom had recently visited Iran, the Health Ministry said on Monday, bringing the total cases recorded so far to 21.

The two new cases were detected in Baghdad and had recently returned from Iran, the ministry said in a statement. The first case was detected on Tuesday and was of an Iranian student who has since been sent back home. The other 20 are all Iraqis who had recently been in Iran.

Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 14:06 - GMT 11:06