Virus Strikes Another Blow at Religious Tourism in Iraq (3)

Naharnet 2020.02.27 09:01
by Naharnet Newsdesk 27 February 2020, 08:08 Iraq's vital religious tourism sector was already suffering after months of protests, political turmoil and sanctions hitting pilgrims from neighbouring Iran - then the novel coronavirus arrived. In the southern Shiite holy city of Karbala, hotels have closed and face masks are more common on the street than the full-length black veils worn by female pilgrims.
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