Covid-19 patients receive treatment at a hospital in Najaf, Iraq, on July 14. Infections in the country have surged to record highs amid a third wave spurred by the more aggressive Delta variant. Photo: AP Covid-19 patients receive treatment at a hospital in Najaf, Iraq, on July 14. Infections in the country have surged to record highs amid a third wave spurred by the more aggressive Delta variant. Photo: AP
Covid-19 patients receive treatment at a hospital in Najaf, Iraq, on July 14. Infections in the country have surged to record highs amid a third wave spurred by the more aggressive Delta variant. Photo: AP

Iraq’s coronavirus surge sparks ‘epidemiological catastrophe’ warning

  • More than 1.5 million people have now tested positive for Covid-19 but much of the country’s 40-million-strong population remains sceptical of vaccines
  • A Baghdad hospital chief warned earlier this month that unless more people get jabbed, Iraq will spiral towards ‘an epidemiological catastrophe’

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
Covid-19 patients receive treatment at a hospital in Najaf, Iraq, on July 14. Infections in the country have surged to record highs amid a third wave spurred by the more aggressive Delta variant. Photo: AP Covid-19 patients receive treatment at a hospital in Najaf, Iraq, on July 14. Infections in the country have surged to record highs amid a third wave spurred by the more aggressive Delta variant. Photo: AP
Covid-19 patients receive treatment at a hospital in Najaf, Iraq, on July 14. Infections in the country have surged to record highs amid a third wave spurred by the more aggressive Delta variant. Photo: AP
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