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Iran Health Minister catches Coronavirus after denying Outbreak in his country

Iran deputy health minister Iraj Harirchi

Iran Health Minister catches Coronavirus after denying Outbreak in his country. The deputy minister on Monday held a press conference organized to dispel the idea that Iran has been lying about the scale of the outbreak and showed common symptoms of infection whilst talking to reporters.

Iran’s deputy health minister Iraj Harirchi confirmed on Tuesday that he has tested positive for the new coronavirus, a day after a holding a press conference to dispell the severity of the outbreak in the middle east country.

In a video of the presser, that has been in circulation, the minister appears sweaty and in physical discomfort, raising suspicion that he had been infected with the virus. Fars News Agency then posted a video of the health minister on Tuesday, who acknowledged that he tested positive for the virus and was now under self-quarantine at home.

I wanted to tell you that I got corona. I had a fever yesterday. The tests came back positive last night. I isolated myself. Just a few moments ago, I was told that the final test came. I’ll start taking medicine. Generally, I feel fine. I just felt a bit tired, I had a fever, and it will drop.

Be sure with the effort of the medical staff and ministry of health headed by the [health minister] and with your support and the state and military within the coming weeks, we’ll be victorious against this virus. We’ll defeat corona. Be assured. I’m saying this deep from my heart. This virus is democratic, and it doesn’t distinguish between poor and rich or statesman and an ordinary citizen.

Many might get infected, but we have enough effective medicine, take care of yourselves. Take care of the nurses and doctors who work heroically. At least 15 deaths and 95 Coronavirus cases have been confirmed but the actual number is thought to be much higher, as suspicions are rife that the official numbers could have been doctored to downplay the severity of the outbreak.

The country is one of three hot-spots outside China causing concern that the virus could be becoming an epidemic. More people have died in Iran from the virus than anywhere else outside China. The coronavirus has infected more than 80,000, with most of the cases concentrated in China. More than 2,600 people in China have died.

Source – iHarare

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