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

13:25  16 march  2020
13:25  16 march  2020 Source:   reuters.com

Iran says virus death toll jumps by 17 with 1,000-plus new infections

  Iran says virus death toll jumps by 17 with 1,000-plus new infections Iran's death toll from coronavirus infections jumped on Friday to 124, as 17 died and more than 1,000 new cases were diagnosed over 24 hours, the health ministry said. Continued high volumes of traffic between cities are contributing to spreading the disease, a ministry spokesman said in on state TV. Authorities might resort to coercive measures to restrict such movement, said, without elaborating.Iranian authorities have made repeated calls to the population to avoid public places and stay at home, while schools, universities, cultural and sports centers have been temporarily closed across the country.

DUBAI - 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 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

Iran said on Sunday that the new coronavirus has killed 113 people in the past 24 hours, raising the country' s death toll to 724, a health ministry official tweeted, adding that the number of Members of the medical team wear protective face masks, following the coronavirus outbreak, as they prepare

DUBAI, March 16 (Reuters) - 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 14,991 people have been infected across Iran.

An Iranian firefighter disinfects a street in the capital Tehran in a bid to halt the wild spread of coronavirus on March 13 2020. - Iranian forces will clear the streets nationwide within 24 hours and all citizens will be checked for the new coronavirus in a bid to halt its spread, the military said. (Photo by STR / AFP) (Photo by STR/AFP via Getty Images) © Photo by STR/AFP via Getty Images An Iranian firefighter disinfects a street in the capital Tehran in a bid to halt the wild spread of coronavirus on March 13 2020. - Iranian forces will clear the streets nationwide within 24 hours and all citizens will be checked for the new coronavirus in a bid to halt its spread, the military said. (Photo by STR / AFP) (Photo by STR/AFP via Getty Images)

"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. (Writing by Parisa Hafezi)

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