The militants are planning to do this in a number of villages that are out of firm control of the government forces.
The security forces aim to thwart this plot and urge Iraqis to stay away from strangers.
As of Thursday, Iraq confirmed 1,434 COVID-19 cases, including 80 fatalities. The country declared a victory over Daesh on its soil back in December 2017, but still continues fighting terror sleeper cells.
*Daesh (ISIL/ISIS/IS/Islamic State) is a terrorist organisation banned in Russia.