Coronavirus prompts Friday prayers cancelation in Shia holy city of Kerbala

Iraqi worshippers pray during Friday prayers at the Imam Hussein shrine in the holy city of Kerbala, Iraq February 7, 2020. (Reuters)

Iraq canceled Friday prayers in the Shia holy city of Kerbala due to concerns about the coronavirus, a statement from the holy site administration said on Thursday.

Kerbala, like the neighboring holy city of Najaf, attract Shia pilgrims from Iraq and abroad.

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