Thursday , 21 September 2023

Iran’s Zarif tested positive for coronavirus, has now recovered: FM

Al-Arabia – Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif contracted and later recovered from coronavirus, a foreign ministry official said on Sunday.

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Zarif tested positive for coronavirus once and negative on two separate occasions after that, state news agency IRNA quoted Foreign Ministry spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh as saying.

Khatibzadeh did not say when Zarif tested positive for coronavirus, why his diagnosis was not made public until now, or when he last tested negative for the virus.

Coronavirus has infected and killed a number of Iranian officials since it reached the country in February.