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Iran's coronavirus cases exceed 1 million : Health Ministry

Iran has introduced tougher restrictions to stem a third wave of coronavirus infections, including closing non-essential businesses and travel curbs

Reuters , Thursday 3 Dec 2020
Tehran, Iran
A man walks while wearing a face mask amid the COVID-19 pandemic in the Iranian capital Tehran, on November 30, 2020. (Photo: AFP)
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Iran's total cases of novel coronavirus hit 1 million on Thursday with 13,922 new cases recorded in the past 24 hours, the health ministry said, as the Middle East's worst-affected country's death toll reached 49,348.

Ministry spokeswoman Sima Sadat Lari told state TV that 358 people had died from the coronavirus since Wednesday and that confirmed cases of COVID-19 infection had reached 1,003,494.

Iran has introduced tougher restrictions to stem a third wave of coronavirus infections, including closing non-essential businesses and travel curbs.

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