‘The head of Iran‘s emergency services has become the highest-ranking official so far to be infected in the country’s coronavirus outbreak.
Pirhossein Kolivand is the latest official to become a virus patient in an outbreak which has also infected eight per cent of Iran’s parliament.
It came as Iran announced another 11 deaths today along with 835 new virus patients in the largest single-day increase in cases since the virus reached the country.
The latest figures were announced by stand-in deputy health minister Alireza Raisi, after regular minister Iraj Harirchi himself came down with the virus.
It brings the official tally in Iran to 2,336 cases and 77 deaths, although there is suspicion that the regime’s numbers may be too low.’
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