Iranian Parliament Speaker tests positive for coronavirus
16,711 people out of a total of 50,468 infected by the coronavirus have survived while 3,160 have died.
Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani has tested positive for coronavirus and is in quarantine, said the parliament’s News Department in a statement late on Thursday.
After certain symptoms emerged, he underwent coronavirus testing and he tested positive for COVID-19. He is currently in quarantine and receiving treatment.
Head of Iran's Health Ministry Public Relations Office Kianoush Jahanpour said on Thursday that 16,711 people out of a total of 50,468 infected by the coronavirus have survived while 3,160 have died.
Jahanpour said that 2,875 new affected cases have been detected since yesterday. Over the last 24 hours, 124 people died due to the deadly virus, he added.
The Iranian official noted that 3,956 cases are in critical condition. He went on to say that 69 million people participated in the screening plan.