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17 March 2020 - 23:42
Coronavirus death toll hits 988 in Iran

The head of the Public Relations and Information Center of the Ministry of Health and Medical Education said on Tuesday that 16,169 Iranians have been infected with the coronavirus (COVID-19) in Iran and 988 of them have succumbed to death.

Kianoush Jahanpour went on to say that 5,389 infected Iranians have recovered so far.

Iran has taken numerous steps to stop the spread of the disease, from shutting down schools and universities to canceling cultural and religious gatherings. It is also constantly disinfecting and sanitizing public places.

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