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Iranian official tasked with coronavirus response says he is infected

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Iranian deputy health minister Iraj Harirshi, who has been tasked with containing the spread of the coronavirus, has tested positive for Covid-19.


Harirshi made this known in a video message to IRNA state television.

The deputy health minister has spent recent days trying to reassure the populace that the country had the situation under control.

In Iran, 15 people have now died of the virus and 95 people have tested positive.

Edited By: Halima Sheji/Emmanuel Yashim



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