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Coronavirus: Iran's deputy health minister tests positive as outbreak worsens

Iran's deputy health minister and an MP have both tested positive for the new coronavirus disease, as it struggles to contain an outbreak that has killed 15.The senior health official, Iraj Harirchi, said in a video that he was self-isolating and starting medication.He was seen mopping his brow repeatedly at a news conference on Monday, when he denied the authorities were lying about the scale of the Covid-19 outbreak.They have reported 95 cases, but the actual number is thought to be higher.The director general of the World Health Organization (WHO) has said the sudden increase in cases in the country is "deeply concerning".Latest from the global battle against the virus What is coronavirus and what are the symptoms? More people h ...
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