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Iranian top official dies of #coronavirus

Iranian top official dies of #coronavirus
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Monday, 02 March, 2020, 15:05

Seyed Mohammad Mir-Mohammadi, a member of Iran’s Expediency Discernment Council, a council that advises Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, died on Monday from coronavirus, Sputnik News reports.

Over 40 people have died from coronavirus and over 600 have been infected in Iran.
Several high-ranking officials, including a vice minister, deputy health minister and five lawmakers, have tested positive for the coronavirus.
One lawmaker, elected in Iran's February 21 polls, had died of the coronavirus, Iranian media reported last week.