Iran sees highest daily death toll in months as virus surges

Iran’s daily coronavirus death toll climbed over 400 for the first time in months on Sunday, as the country, which has long had the region’s largest outbreak, battles a post-holiday infection surge. Iranian health authorities recorded 405 fatalities from the virus, pushing the total death toll to 66,732. Officials increasingly have warned about the impact of trends seen nationwide during […]

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Iran COVID infections jump after New Year holidays

Iran’s daily new COVID-19 infections reached a four-month high on Monday as the capital Tehran was put on the highest virus risk level, with authorities blaming increased travelling. The Islamic republic is battling the Middle East’s deadliest coronavirus outbreak, and case numbers have risen following a surge in trips during the Iranian new year holidays that started on March 18. […]

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Iran locks down southwestern county after seeing sharp rise in coronavirus cases

A county in southwestern Iran has been placed under lockdown to prevent the spread of coronavirus, Tasnim news agency reported on Sunday, also quoting the provincial governor as saying there had been a sharp rise in new cases across the province. Tasnim quoted Gholamreza Shariati, governor of Khuzestan province, which borders Iraq and includes the county of Abadan, as saying […]

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Woman’s birthmark causes her to be confused for an ACID-ATTACK victim

Student, 37, whose port wine stain causes her to be confused for an ACID-ATTACK victim hopes to settle down after ‘life-changing’ surgery Ellahe Haghani has Sturge-Weber syndrome- it causes abnormal blood vessels Medics in her native Iran refused to operate over fears she would ‘bleed to death’ Flew to New York in 2009 for the first of 20 ‘debullking’ surgeries  […]

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