Several Iranian government officials have coronavirus

steve 27 February, 2020 0

Iran’s Vice President for Women and Family Affairs, Masoumeh Ebtekar, is the latest high-profile government official to test positive for novel coronavirus.

Here’s a look at other high-profile cases:

  • Two members of parliament, including the chair of the parliamentary committee for national security, have also been infected by the virus.
  • One of the country’s top clerics, Hadi Khosroshahi, died on Thursday after he contracted the sickness.
  • Deputy Health Minister Iran Haririchi announced on social media Wednesday that he tested positive for COVID-19 — just 24 hours after he tried to downplay the threat of the virus in a press briefing.
  • Iran has emerged as a regional breeding ground for the pathogen, with the most confirmed cases — 245 cases including 26 deaths — in the region. The vast majority of coronavirus cases across the Middle East have been linked to Iran.

    Country: Iran
    Source: AP

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