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

China National Petroleum Corp (CNPC) is a top investor in Iraqi oil

  

BAGHDAD- 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 and David Goodman) ((Nadine.Awadalla@thomsonreuters.com;))


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