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Iranian trade minister Reza Rahmani tests positive for Wuhan coronavirus

Christian Fernsby |
Iran's Industry, Mining and Trade Minister Reza Rahmani has tested positive for the coronavirus, known as Wuhan coronavirus, an online Iranian news site said today.

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Rahmani tested positive for Wuhan coronavirus and remains at intensive care unit at Tehran's Imam Khomeini Hospital, according to Asriran.

Rahmani is not the first high ranking Iranian official to contract the virus. Dozens of Iranian officials, including at least 23 lawmakers, had so far tested positive for the virus.

Iran's Vice President for Women and Family Affairs Masoumeh Ebtekar, Deputy Health Minister Iraj Harirchi and another lawmaker, Mahmoud Sadeghi were also infected with Wuhan coronavirus.

Iran has seen a spike in Wuhan coronavirus cases over the past month and the number of infected people in the country is now over 2,300.

The country’s Health Ministry also confirmed 77 deaths due to the Wuhan coronavirus.

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