An Iranian student who entered Iraq prior to the country’s travel ban on Iran has been confirmed to have coronavirus, according to a statement by Iraq’s Ministry of Health on Monday.
The student has been admitted into quarantine in the city of Najaf, the ministry added.
“The ministry would like to clarify that the tests results made today for one Iranian student showed a positive infection of a student who entered Iraq before the travel ban decision,” the statement said.
South Korea also announced 231 new cases Monday, with the nationwide total surging past 830. More than half of those are associated with a branch of a religious group.