Iraqi government confirmed 1st case of Coronavirus in the country.
Ridvan Kindi, the head of the Health Department in Najaf city in south of capital Baghdad, said an Iranian student has tested positive for the coronavirus, officially known as COVID-19.
The student was immediately quarantined and necessary measures were taken, Kindi said.
The coronavirus has sounded global alarm with China reporting 2,592 deaths from the outbreak on Monday with over 77,000 confirmed cases.
The World Health Organization has declared the outbreak an international health emergency.