February 2, 2020 / 11:55 AM / 22 days ago

Iraq bans entry of foreigners coming from China over coronavirus fears - ministry

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraq has banned the entry of all foreigners coming from China over fears about the coronavirus outbreak, the interior ministry said on Sunday.

China National Petroleum Corp (CNPC) is a top investor in Iraqi oil while the Chinese state-run CNOOC Ltd works at the Maysan oilfield in southeast Iraq.

Reporting by Nadine Awadalla and Ahmed Rasheed; Editing by Andrew Heavens

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