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Iranian vice president infected with coronavirus

IRAN (OBSERVATORY NEWS) — Iranian Vice President for Family and Women’s Affairs Masoumeh Ebtekar infected with the coronavirus.

It is reported that Ebtekar passed the test for coronavirus, and on February 26 it became known that the result was positive. Her assistant, Fariba Ibtihaj, said that all the employees of the vice president’s apparatus were also tested for the virus. Test results will be ready at the end of the week.

Also on February 27, it became known about the death from coronavirus of the former ambassador of Iran to the Vatican and Egypt, Hadi Khosroshahi. An elderly diplomat was taken to a hospital in Tehran, where he died.

On February 25, it was reported that a new type of coronavirus was discovered by Iran’s Deputy Minister of Health Iraj Harirchi. The official confirmed that he was sick, but assured that he was feeling fine.

Iran became the second country in the world in the number of cases of coronavirus after China. A total of 245 people were infected in the country, 26 were killed. Rospotrebnadzor recommended that Russians refrain from traveling to the Islamic Republic.

An outbreak of pneumonia caused by the coronavirus COVID-19 was detected in the Chinese city of Wuhan at the end of 2019. Soon the coronavirus spread beyond the PRC. Now cases of infection are recorded in 35 countries.

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