March 15, 2021 | aviation

Iran Suspends Flights with Iraq Amid Mutant COVID-19


ERBIL - Iran's Civil Aviation Organization announced on Sunday that it had suspended the flights from Iraq for one week amid the outbreak of the mutant COVID-19 in the country.

The Iranian Aviation Organization explained in a statement that the reason for the temporary halt of flights with Iraq was because of the spread of COVID-19 variant in the country.

The new measures have already gone into effect, continuing for at least one week.

When Iran began recording infections of COVID-19 last year, Iraq was one of the first countries to suspend flights to and from the neighboring country.

Moreover, Iran's Foreign Ministry has submitted a proposal to the Iranian government to suggest the cancellation of entry visas between Iraq and Iran, affecting citizens from both countries.

The coronavirus situation in Iraq continues to deteriorate. The country's Ministry of Health on Sunday reported at least 32 new fatalities related to the novel virus, as well as, 3,866 new infections, many of which were mutant COVID-19.

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