An Iranian lawmaker died from the novel coronavirus on Saturday, state information company IRNA reported, certainly one of a number of officers to succumb to the sickness within the epidemic-hit nation.
Fatemeh Rahbar, 55, was a conservative MP and had just lately been elected to the parliament from the capital Tehran, the company stated.
She is the second lawmaker killed by the virus in Iran and certainly one of seven politicians and authorities officers who’ve died within the outbreak because the nation reported its first circumstances in mid-February.
Iran has been scrambling to comprise the speedy unfold of the virus, which to this point has contaminated four,747 individuals and killed not less than 124.
She was among the many prime candidates in Tehran for the conservatives, who overwhelmingly gained February’s normal election marked by the bottom turnout within the Islamic republic’s historical past.
Iran has closed colleges and universities, suspended main cultural and sporting occasions and decreased working hours throughout the nation to gradual the contagion, which has unfold to all of its 31 provinces.
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