Switch to previous version of Magzter
Coronavirus Death Toll Mounts To 1,934 In Iran As 122 More Die
We're offering this story for free to read so that you can stay updated on the COVID-19 outbreak
Coronavirus Death Toll Mounts To 1,934 In Iran As 122 More Die
Health ministry says 1,762 new cases have been confirmed over the past 24 hours and 24,811 people infected; 50% of government staff to work from home, says Rouhani

Iran on Tuesday announced 122 new deaths from the novel coronavirus, raising the official toll to 1,934 in one of the world’s worst hit countries.

Health ministry spokesman Kianoush Jahanpour said a record 1,762 new cases have been confirmed in Iran over the past 24 hours and 24,811 people are now known to have been infected.

Jahanpour warned the public that infections will likely rise further, as Iran now has more ability to test and screen suspected cases. The ministry has launched a website for the public to report if they suspect they have the virus, so medical staff can come administer tests.

So far, 41 million people have used the site, Jahanpour said. Iran is home to some 80 million people.

Iran has the fourth highest official death toll from the coronavirus after Italy, China and Spain but, unlike those countries, it has yet to impose any lockdown on its citizens.

On the contrary, the country is in the midst of the two-week Persian New Year holiday when the country’s roads fill with people visiting family.

articleRead

You can read upto 3 premium stories before you subscribe to Magzter GOLD

Log-in, if you are already a subscriber

GoldLogo

Get unlimited access to thousands of curated premium stories and 5,000+ magazines

READ THE ENTIRE ISSUE

March 25, 2020