By Adam Lucente for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News.

Frustration builds as Iraq’s airports remain closed amid rising virus cases

When Iraqi aviation authorities first closed airports to commercial passenger flights March 17 in an effort to curb the spread of COVID-19, they only gave about a day’s notice.

With flights already limited regionally, many got stuck.

The first ban was set to end March 24. But it has been continuously extended since.

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