Coronavirus: Iran, Spain announce 532 deaths in 24 hours

Iran on Sunday announced 129 new deaths caused by the novel coronavirus, raising to 1,685 the official death toll in one of the worst-hit countries along with Italy and China. Health ministry spokesman Kianouche Jahanpour said more than 1,028 new cases had been recorded in the past 24 hours and a total of 21,638 people […]

1 Iranian dies from coronavirus every 10 minutes, health ministry says

Iranian Health Ministry spokesman Kianoush Jahanpour said in a tweet today that every 10 minutes, one Iranian is killed by the coronavirus. Every hour, at least 50 Iranian are infected. Read about coronavirus stories here Iran’s Health Ministry confirmed 149 new deaths from coronavirus in the past 24 hours, raising the overall death toll to 1,284 on Thursday. […]

Iran frees 85,000 prisoners, including political ones, amid coronavirus

Iran has temporarily freed about 85,000 prisoners, including political prisoners in response to the coronavirus epidemic, a judiciary spokesman said on Tuesday. The death toll in Iran from the coronavirus has reached 988 and a total of 16,169 people have been confirmed infected across the country, one of the worst national outbreaks outside China, where […]

Iran frees 54,000 prisoners to avoid coronavirus spread in jails

Iran has temporarily released more than 54,000 prisoners in an effort to combat the spread of the new coronavirus disease in crowded jails. Judiciary spokesman Gholamhossein Esmaili told reporters the inmates were allowed out of prison after testing negative for Covid-19 and posting bail. “Security prisoners” sentenced to more than five years will not be […]

Coronavirus kills Iranian MP one week after he was elected

A member of Iranian parliament, Mohammad Ali Dastak has been confirmed dead days after he was hospitalized for the flu-like virus. Dastak who was elected as the representative for Astana Ashrafieh last week, was among five Iranian MPs who tested positive for the new strain of coronavirus. ISNA reported that the MP died on Saturday morning after being “hospitalised […]

Coronavirus: Iran’s vice-president diagnosed with disease as outbreak spreads

Iran’s vice-president has been diagnosed with coronavirus, state media have reported, as the country struggles to stop the spread of the disease. Masoumeh Ebtekar is among 254 people infected with the virus in the Middle Eastern nation, where 26 people have been kille Iran’s vice-president has been diagnosed with coronavirus, state media have reported, as the country […]