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Death toll in Covid19 crosses 1,000 in Iran

AFP
Published Mar 18, 2020, 4:36 pm IST
Updated Mar 18, 2020, 4:36 pm IST
The death toll's continued sharp increase worries experts that the outbreak in the Islamic Republic is far from being contained
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Tehran: Iran said Wednesday that the novel coronavirus has killed 147 more people, a new single-day record in the virus-stricken country that raised the overall toll to 1,135.

"Now everyone knows about this disease, and what is very strange is that some don't take it seriously," Deputy Health Minister Alireza Raisi said in a televised news conference.

 

"If people help, we can control it, and if not, then expect it to last more than two months."

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