World Middle East 16 Mar 2020 Iran reports 129 new ...

Iran reports 129 new deaths, toll goes up to 853

AFP
Published Mar 16, 2020, 4:58 pm IST
Updated Mar 16, 2020, 4:58 pm IST
The latest numbers are a new record high for a single day in one of the world's worst-hit countries
People wearing face masks exercise on the shore of an artificial lake, in Western Tehran, Iran. AP Photo
 People wearing face masks exercise on the shore of an artificial lake, in Western Tehran, Iran. AP Photo

Tehran: Iran said on Monday that the novel coronavirus has killed 129 more people, a new record high for a single day in one of the world's worst-hit countries.

"Our plea is that everyone take this virus seriously and in no way attempt to travel to any province," health ministry spokesman Kianoush Jahanpour said in a televised news conference.

 

The latest deaths bring the overall toll to 853 fatalities since February 19, when the government announced Iran's first two deaths from the disease.

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