13:01 - March 11, 2020
News ID: 3470889
TEHRAN (IQNA) – Iraq’s Popular Mobilization Units (PMU), also known as Hashd al-Shaabi, are at the forefront of the battle against COVID-19 in the country.


The forces help in disinfection of streets and public places to contain the spread of the virus.

More than 4,200 people have died of COVID-19 across the world, and more than 113,000 people have also been infected, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). About 64,000 people have also recovered from the illness globally.

The number of novel coronavirus cases in Iraq rose to 71 Tuesday, according to the country’s health minister.

Jaffar Allawi told a news conference that Iraq is successfully fighting the virus compared to France, Italy and the UK and said the country has received support from China.

Iraq reported its seventh coronavirus death Monday and the first in the southeastern city of Basra.





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