Iraq’s health ministry on Monday confirmed the first case of coronavirus in the southern city of Najaf as the ministry said in a statement that the infected person is an Iranian national who has entered Iraq before the closure of the borders. According to the statement the man is quarantined at the hospital now. Protesters outside of Najaf Airport are demanding the halt of flights from Iran hours after the case was confirmed. The Kurdistan Region on Monday decided to halt flights to Iraq’s Najaf city till further notice.
At least 30 people, including children, were wounded after a man rammed a car into a crowd at a carnival in Germany on Monday. The incident took place in the small town of Volkmarsen, western Germany. Seven of the victims are in an unstable condition. The suspect, a 29-year-old German citizen who was detained by the police, was said to have committed the crime intentionally. However, he could not immediately be questioned as he had been injured in the incident as well.
Poland’s LOT Airline is looking into launching direct flights between Warsaw and Erbil for the first time. Ziyad Raoof, the Kurdish envoy in Poland, held a meeting with the airline officials on Monday to discuss the importance of connecting the two capitals. The Kurdish representative handed a detailed expert proposal to the executive board of LOT airlines, the proposal highlights the economic and tourism opportunities that could flourish with a direct flight between Poland and Kurdistan Region.