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Wuhan coronavirus: Iranian vice president tests positive

Christian Fernsby |
Masoumeh Ebtekar, Iran's vice president for women and family affairs, has tested positive for the novel coronavirus, according to IRNA.

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It came after the country's deputy health minister Iraj Harirchi said that he was tested positive for the COVID-19 on Tuesday and Mojtaba Zonnour, chairman of Iran Parliament's National Security and Foreign Policy Commission, announced he was infected with the virus today.

The outbreak of coronavirus in Iran has affected 245 people, Iran's Ministry of Health and Medical Education announced on Thursday.

Kianush Jahanpur, head of the Public Relations and Information Center of Ministry of Health and Medical Education, said that among the infected people, 26 have died.

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