Iraq closes border crossing with Kuwait amid coronavirus spread

  • Monday 24, February 2020 11:11 AM
  • Iraq closes border crossing with Kuwait amid coronavirus spread
Sharjah24 – Reuters: Iraq has shut its Safwan border crossing with Kuwait to travellers and trade at Kuwait's request, the local mayor said on Monday without providing a reason, amid fears over the spread of coronavirus.
Kuwait said on Monday three people, including a Saudi national, who returned from Iran were infected by the new coronavirus, state news agency KUNA reported.

Iraq extended on Saturday an entry ban for any non-Iraqis coming from Iran, which has so far said it had confirmed 43 cases and eight deaths.