Iran's deputy health minister says he has coronavirus

Iran's deputy health minister says he has coronavirus

Tehran (AFP) - Iran's deputy health minister confirmed on Tuesday that he has tested positive for the new coronavirus, amid a major outbreak in the Islamic republic.Iraj Harirchi coughed occasionally and wiped sweat from his brow repeatedly during a news conference in Tehran on Monday with government spokesman Ali Rabiei.At the time, he denied a lawmaker's claim that 50 people had died from the virus in the Shiite shrine city of Qom, saying he would resign if the number proved accurate.In a video broadcast on state television, the deputy minister put on a brave face as he admitted he was infec...


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