Tehran Reports 66 Dead From Coronavirus As WHO Team Heads To Iran

An Iranian man wears a protecting masks in opposition to coronavirus as he walks on a road in Tehran (Reuters)

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Sixty-six folks have died from the coronavirus in Iran and greater than 1,500 have been contaminated, a senior official mentioned on Monday, as a World Well being Group (WHO) workforce headed to Tehran.

“The particular newest numbers we have now are 523 new infections and 12 new deaths so the full variety of these contaminated is 1,501 till now and the variety of deaths is 66,” Deputy Well being Minister Alireza Raisi introduced on state tv. Authorities spokesman Ali Rabiei mentioned individually that a closure of Iran’s colleges which was introduced on Saturday due to the outbreak would proceed via the top of this week, the official IRNA information company reported

Iran has the very best variety of deaths from the coronavirus exterior China, the place the outbreak started. A four-person WHO workforce is predicted to reach in Iran on Monday night, spokesman Tarik Jasarevic mentioned in Geneva, and can evaluation measures to cope with the outbreak and supply technical steering. Throughout a week-long go to, the workforce will meet well being ministry representatives and go to well being services and laboratories coping with the response to the coronavirus outbreak. A number of nations within the area have reported coronavirus infections in individuals who have visited Iran

These embody Kuwait, whose well being ministry on Monday reported 10 new circumstances within the final 24 hours, all of whom had been in Iran

The Gulf Arab state has now reported 56 circumstances of the virus. The United Arab Emirates despatched a cargo of medical provides, together with gloves and surgical masks, to Iran on Monday, state information company WAM reported

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