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World Iran's death toll from coronavirus increases to 853 - official

18:15  16 march  2020
18:15  16 march  2020 Source:   reuters.com

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Iran ' s death toll from the new coronavirus has reached 853 , with 129 new deaths in the past 24 hours, a health ministry official tweeted on Monday, adding that a total of 14,991 people have been infected across Iran .

Iran ' s death toll from the new coronavirus has reached 853 , with 129 new deaths in the past 24 hours, a health ministry official tweeted on Monday, adding that a total of 14 "In the past 24 hours we had 1,053 confirmed new cases of coronavirus and 129 new deaths ," Alireza Vahabzadeh tweeted.

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Iran's death toll from the new coronavirus has reached 853, with 129 new deaths in the past 24 hours, a health ministry official tweeted on Monday, adding that a total of 14,991 people have been infected across Iran.

"In the past 24 hours we had 1,053 confirmed new cases of coronavirus and 129 new deaths," Alireza Vahabzadeh tweeted.

To contain the outbreak in Iran, one of the deadliest outside of China, officials have called on people to stay at home.

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"Based on the figures, we have past the peak of the outbreak, but I still suggest people stay at home, and in case of urgency, observe all health protocols," said President Hassan Rouhani, according to state TV.

A host of senior officials, politicians, doctors, commanders of the elite Revolutionary Guards and clerics have been infected with the virus. Several of them, including two members of a top clerical body, have died, according to state media. 

A medical staff member in protective gear prepares to check the temperature of a cleric man amid concerns over the coronavirus (COVID-19) spread, at Najaf airport in the holy city of Najaf upon his arrival from Iran, Iraq March 15, 2020. © REUTERS/Alaa al-marjan A medical staff member in protective gear prepares to check the temperature of a cleric man amid concerns over the coronavirus (COVID-19) spread, at Najaf airport in the holy city of Najaf upon his arrival from Iran, Iraq March 15, 2020.

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