BAGHDAD, Jan. 24 (Xinhua) — The Iraqi Well being Ministry reported on Sunday 893 new COVID-19 circumstances, bringing the entire nationwide quantity to 613,763.
The ministry additionally reported 5 new deaths, elevating the loss of life toll from the infectious virus to 12,993, and 1,704 extra recovered circumstances, bringing the entire recoveries to 581,542.
A complete of 5,378,130 checks have been carried out throughout the nation for the reason that outbreak of the illness in February 2020, with 35,343 finished in the course of the day, in accordance with the assertion.
In the meantime, Ministry of Well being spokesman Sayf al-Badr advised official Iraqi Information Company (INA) that the import of the vaccine and its distribution can be by the well being authorities.
“The coronavirus vaccines which have been permitted to date are three, and different vaccines could also be permitted by the Iraqi Nationwide Board for Choice of Medication (NBSD),” INA quoted al-Badr as saying.
On Jan. 19, the ministry stated in a press release that the NBSD had permitted the emergency use of China’s Sinopharm and Britain’s AstraZeneca vaccines to comprise the unfold of the COVID-19 pandemic within the nation.
Iraq has taken a sequence of measures to comprise the pandemic for the reason that first coronavirus case appeared within the nation.
China has been serving to Iraq combat the COVID-19 pandemic.
From March 7 to April 26 in 2020, a Chinese language crew of seven medical consultants spent 50 days in Iraq to assist comprise the illness, throughout which they helped construct a PCR lab and set up a sophisticated CT scanner in Baghdad.
China has additionally despatched three batches of medical support to Iraq.