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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Outbreak Is Spreading Fast In Iran

TEHRAN, Iran — Iran’s semi-official ISNA news agency which is owned and conteolled by Iran’s IRGC, on Wednesday finaly reported authorities have confirmed at least two cases of the new coronavirus (COVID-19) at city of Qom hospital, Iran.

Iran’s health ministry officials prevoisly dismissed the reports of the outbreak in the country despite several cases of the deadly virus COVID-19 were reported by hospitals across Iran.

On February 3, reports were coming from Ahvaz hosipital:

On February 4, reports were coming from Tehran:

On February 12, The New York Times reported an Iranian woman had died from the coronavirus infection in Iran.

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On February 19, Iran’s health ministry finaly was forced to admit at least two people had died at city of Qom hospital after preliminary tests came back as positive for the new coronavirus Covid-19.

On the same day footage taken from Tehran’s Farmanieh hospital were published on Instagram showing what appeared to be patients being taken by Tehran’s paramedics in to the Farmanieh hospital wearing protective clothing!

Written by MAYA SOLTANI

Maya is a journalist here at the RKOT with too many opinions – Contact her at [email protected]

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