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Iraq records first omicron cases

Five cases were confirmed in Dohuk province and an unknown number of infections were recorded among foreign diplomats in Baghdad.
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Iraq has detected its first cases of the omicron variant of the coronavirus, the health ministries in both the central government and Kurdish region said Thursday. 

The Iraqi Ministry of Health said five cases were discovered in the northern province of Duhok in Iraqi Kurdistan. An unknown number of foreign diplomats in the capital Baghdad also tested positive, the ministry said. 

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