Pandemic kills 25 health workers in Iraq since February

Virus sickened 31,136 health workers in Iraq so far


Anadolu Agency July 14, 2020
Iraq's confirmed virus cases have reached 79,735, including 3,250 deaths, and 46,998 recoveries. PHOTO: Anadolu Agency

BAGHDAD:

The coronavirus pandemic has claimed the lives of 25 health workers in Iraq since February, the Iraqi High Commission for Human Rights said on Tuesday.

Speaking to Anadolu Agency, commission member Ali al-Bayati said the disease has sickened 31,136 health workers since the first case of coronavirus was detected.

Fears have been growing across Iraq over the collapse of the country's health system amid a surge in infections.

Iraq's confirmed virus cases have reached 79,735, including 3,250 deaths, and 46,998 recoveries.

The government has imposed a partial curfew, banned gatherings and made the wearing of face masks mandatory in an effort to stem the spread of the virus.


Facebook Conversations

COMMENTS

Replying to X

Comments are moderated and generally will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive.

For more information, please see our Comments FAQ

Load Next Story