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Iran reports 129 new deaths in Covid19 outbreak

AFP
Published : Mar 16, 2020, 5:32 pm IST
Updated : Mar 16, 2020, 5:32 pm IST

The latest deaths bring the overall toll to 853 fatalities

People shop at a grocery in Bamland shopping mall, in Western Tehran, Iran. AFP Photo
 People shop at a grocery in Bamland shopping mall, in Western Tehran, Iran. AFP 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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