Monday, 2 March 2020

Iran supreme leader adviser dies of coronavirus

A member of the Islamic Republic of Iran’s Expediency Discernment Council, Seyed Mohammad Mir-Mohammadi, died of


His death comes as other top Iranian officials have contracted the virus, Tasnim news agency on Monday reported.

Iranian Deputy Health Minister Iraj Harirchi wipes the sweat off his face, during a press conference with the Islamic republic’s government spokesman Ali Rabiei in the capital Tehran on February 24, 2020. – Iran’s deputy health minister confirmed on February 25, that he has tested positive for the novel coronavirus, amid a major outbreak in the Islamic republic. Harirchi coughed occasionally and appeared to be sweating during the press conference with Rabiei in Tehran. (Photo by MEHDI BOLOURIAN / FARS NEWS / AFP)
The country has the highest death toll in the world, after China.

Seyed Mohammad Mir-Mohammadi was 71.

Iran, along with Italy, has just recently become a new coronavirus hotbed outside of China.

The number of people infected with COVID-19 in the Islamic Republic is approaching 600.

Over 40 people have died from the coronavirus disease in Iran.

Earlier, several Iranian officials fell ill with coronavirus as Iran has become the epicentre of the outbreak in the Middle East.

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