Iran vice president has virus

steve 27 February, 2020 0

The decision showed the growing worry across the Mideast about the virus as Iran confirmed that infected cases in the country spiked by over 100, to 254 now. Those with the virus in the Islamic Republic now include Iranian vice president Masoumeh Ebtekar, better known as the English-language spokeswoman “Mary” for the 1979 hostage-takers who seized the U.S. Embassy in Tehran and sparked the 444-day diplomatic crisis, state media reported. A total of 26 people have died so far in Iran, the world’s highest death toll outside of China, where the outbreak began.

Country: Iran
Source: AP

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