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Iranian Doctors Call For ‘Long Holiday’ To Contain Coronavirus, As Sixth Victim Dies

Radiofarda – A group of doctors from various universities of Tehran has called on the government to shut down all schools, universities, theaters and cinemas, stadiums and other public places until after Nowrouz (New Year) holidays to contain the coronavirus outbreak and prevent the virus from spreading. Nowrouz is celebrated on March 21 and public holidays last through March 24, …

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Iran’s Khamenei blames coronavirus, foreign media for discouraging voter turnout

Al-Arabia – Supreme leader Ali Khamenei on Sunday accused foreign media of trying to use a deadly outbreak of coronavirus in Iran to “discourage” people from voting in a general election. “This negative propaganda began a few months ago and grew larger approaching the election and in the past two days, under the pretext of an illness and a virus, …

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Protesters clash with police in north Iran over handling of coronavirus outbreak

Al-Arabia – Clashes erupted between Iranian security forces and protesters in the northern city of Talesh over the government’s handling of the coronavirus outbreak in the country, videos being shared by activists on social media showed. Protesters gathered in front of the Noorani Hospital of Talesh country in Gilan Province, northern Iran, on Saturday. Activists said protesters were angry …

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Regime fails to prevent alarming spread of COVID-19 in Iran

Iran-HRM – Official reports from the outbreak of COVID-19 in Iran confirm that it has so far taken the lives of eight people and infected hundreds more. Deputy health minister Kiyanoush Jahanpour said on Sunday that 15 new cases of infection with the virus have been confirmed, seven of them were in Qom, four in Tehran, two in Gilan, one …

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Iran’s Coronavirus Death Toll Reaches Eight; Authorities Closing Schools, Theaters

RFL/RE – Iranian authorities reported two more deaths from the deadly coronavirus, bringing the country’s death toll to eight — the highest such toll outside the disease’s epicenter in China.Speaking February 23 on state TV, Health Ministry spokesman Kianush Jahanpur said a total of 15 new confirmed cases had been reported across the country, bringing the overall figure to 43.Jahanpur …

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