Iraq’s Ministry of Health and Environment said on Tuesday that four new cases of coronavirus have been confirmed in Kirkuk, to raise the total cases number in the country to 5. According to a statement by the ministry, the victims are from a family who recently returned from neighboring Iran where the coronavirus has already left a dozen of people killed while tens of others tested positive for the virus. The family has been put in quarantine, with all necessary protective measures taken.

Iran’s Deputy Health Minister Iraj Harirchi has tested positive for new coronavirus to become the second Iranian official infected. Harirchi himself confirmed his infection in a video message. reports said he was in direct contact with people already hospitalized for suspected coronavirus infection. Previously, mayor of Tehran’s 13th district was confirmed infected. According to the latest updates, 95 people in Iran have so far been tested positive for coronavirus. Sixteen of them have lost their lives

Filming on the latest “Mission Impossible” movie in Italy has been paused due to concerns about the outbreak of coronavirus in the country. Shooting on the seventh film in the series was due to take place in Venice over the coming weeks. But Paramount has halted production after Italy recorded the worst outbreak of coronavirus in Europe. There have been more than 200 cases in the country so far, including seven deaths, and these numbers make Italy the third worst-hit country in the world after China and South Korea.