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Iranian Vice President infected with Coronavirus

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Iran’s Vice President for Women and Family Affairs, Masoumeh Ebtekar is the latest Iranian official infected with Coronavirus, according to the state-run IRNA.
Ebtekar, also known as the Spokeswoman for the 1979 hostage-takers, who seized the US embassy in Tehran and sparked the 444-day diplomatic crisis, was present at Wednesday’s cabinet meeting, which Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani also attended.
Earlier in the day, the head of the parliamentary security and foreign relations commission Mojtaba Zonnour said he had also tested positive for the virus, while Iran’s ambassador to the Vatican following the 1979 revolution, Hadi Khosroshahi, died from the disease, according to Iranian state media.
The previous days the country’s Deputy Health Minister Iraj Harirchi and two MPs said they had been infected by COVID-19 and were under quarantine.
As the number of confirmed cases of Coronavirus infection in the country is constantly growing and 26 deaths have already been recorded, Iran cancelled all Friday prayers in the country and banned Chinese citizens from entering the country.

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