- An Iranian MP who tested positive for the coronavirus has died
- He was taken to hospital where he passed away only days after being diagnosed
- Iran has the highest number of deaths outside of China
Mohammad Ali Ramazani Dastak, an Iranian MP, tested positive for the coronavirus, Covid-19, a few days ago has succumbed to the illness.
He passed away on Saturday morning after being taken to hospital to be treated for influenza and chemical injuries. He'd suffered the chemical injuries during the Iran-Iraq according to the Iranian Students News Agency.
Briefly.co.za learned that there has been a marked increase in cases of the virus in the Islamic Republic. The health ministry spokesman revealed that there had been 593 people have tested positive for the virus and 43 people have died.
“Unfortunately nine people died of the virus in the last 24 hours,” Kianush Jahanpur told state TV. “The death toll is 43 now.
“The new confirmed infected cases since yesterday is 205 that makes the total number of confirmed infected people 593.”
Earlier this month, the Iranian deputy health minister, Iraj Harirchi, tested positive for the virus.
However, according to the figures that the BBC received from officials within Iran's health system, 210 have died as a result of the virus.
Mr Jahanpour has accused the BBC of peddling lies. He urged people to stay away from crowds and only travel if absolutely necessary according to the independent.co.uk.
China has the worlds highest death toll from the illness, Iran is second and has been identified as the origin for all of Bahrain's 38 confirmed cases. Bahrain has threatened to prosecute those who travel from Iran to Bahrain without first being tested for the virus.
Only about 10% of 2,292 people who travelled from Iran to Bahrain have been tested.
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