135 foreigners deported this year due to viruses in Kurdistan Region18/08/2012 15:24
ERBIL, August 18 (AKnews) – Over the last eight months 135 foreigners have been deported from Iraq due to carrying virus and transmitting diseases, said the director of the Erbil residency office.
Yadgar Anwar said: "Some 84,000 foreigners have visited the Erbil residency office this year and asked to stay in the Kurdistan Region. Most of them are from Syrian and Turkey. Some 145,000 foreigners visited our office last year.
"Some 135 carriers of viruses, such AIDS and Hepatitis B or C, have been returned to their country since the beginning of this year.
"We will not let any foreigners enter the Kurdistan Region without a medical test. Virus carriers are not allowed to stay in the country."
By Fryad Mohammed