The Iraqi Health Ministry reported 75 additional fatalities from the novel coronavirus on Friday, Anadolu Agency reports.
As many as 3,461 infections were registered in the past 24 hours, bringing the total count to 144,064 cases. The country has recorded 5,236
Iraq’s nationwide crude exports fell in July to 3.192 million barrels per day (bpd), their lowest monthly average since 2015, as the Oil Ministry continued to throttle back output in accordance with an OPEC-plus production agreement.
Iraq will no longer issue visas at border crossings for Turkish citizens wanting to visit Iraq, accusing the country of violating a 2009 deal that eased the visa process for citizens of both countries, according to a statement from the Iraqi foreign ministry.
Iraq’s finance minister has warned of “severe security consequences” if its economy is not “restructured radically”, as the coronavirus crisis wreaks havoc on business and an oil price crash hits state revenues.