The chairman of the Iranian parliament’s national security and foreign policy committee has become the third high-profile politician in the country to contract the virus.
“My corona test has come out positive… there is nothing to worry about. I am in quarantine now. God willing our people will defeat the corona,” Mojtaba Zolnour said.
Iran’s deputy health minister and an MP have also tested positive.
the number of deaths in Iran has increased from 19 to 22, Reuters quoted Iran’s official news agency IRNA as saying. The total number of confirmed cases in Iran is now 141.
And in Kuwait the number of cases has risen from 25 to 43, the country’s health ministry reported. All of these cases are in people who have returned from Iran.
Iran is one of the hotspots of coronavirus transmission, with many cases in South Asia and the Middle East traceable back to people who’ve returned recently from the country.