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Iran’s Coronavirus Death Toll Reaches 8; Authorities Closing Schools, Theaters

Medical staff check temperature of passengers arriving from Iran in the airport in Najaf, Iraq, Feb. 21, 2020.

Iranian authorities reported two more deaths from the deadly coronavirus, bringing the country’s death toll to eight — the highest such toll outside the disease’s epicenter in China.

Speaking Sunday on state TV, Health Ministry spokesman Kianush Jahanpur said a total of 15 new confirmed cases had been reported across the country, bringing the overall figure to 43.

Jahanpur gave no details on the new deaths, including when they occurred. But Iranian media earlier cited Abbas Musavi, the head of the Medical Science University in the northern province of Mazandaran, as saying that an unnamed person who had traveled from the capital, read more >>>

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