Ireland Coronavirus toll rises to 2,898 dead in Iran
Hundreds dead in Iran after consuming methanol thinking it was coronavirus protection
More than 300 people have died and a further 1,000 have fallen ill in Iran after consuming methanol in the belief that it will protect them against the coronavirus, according to local media. Fake remedies have spread across Iranian social media, with methanol simply the latest supposed cure. As an Islamic nation, the consumption of alcohol is banned, but bootleggers have distributed industrial alcohol.
SANT-CORONAVIRUS-IRAN-BALANCE SHEET: Coronavirus toll rises to 2,898 dead in Iran
DUBAI (Reuters) - The death toll of the coronavirus epidemic has further increased in Iran to reach 2,898 dead, 141 more dead in the space of 24 hours, announced Tuesday the word from the Ministry of Health Kianush Jahanpur.
"In the past 24 hours, there have been 3,111 new cases of infected people", bringing the total to 44,606, he said on state television. "Unfortunately, 3,703 of those infected are in critical condition".
According to an assessment made Tuesday by Reuters, more than 777,000 cases of coronavirus have been reported worldwide and 37,500 people have died since its appearance in December in central China.
(Parisa Hafezi, French version Marine Pennetier, edited by Jean-Michel Bélot)
Roland Marchal returned to France after being released by Iran .
After nine and a half months of detention in Iran, French researcher Roland Marchal returned to Paris on Saturday afternoon, in exchange according to Tehran for liberation by France of an Iranian engineer threatened with extradition to the United States.