COVID-19 toll exceeds 600 in Iran

Tehran, March 14 (IANS) The death toll due to the COVID-19 outbreak has risen to 611, Iranian authorities said on Saturday, while the total number of confirmed cases reached 12,729, official IRNA news agency reported.

Kianush Jahanpur, Head of Public Relations and Information Center of Iran’s Ministry of Health and Medical Education, said that among the 12,729 people confirmed to be infected with the virus, 4,339 have recovered, Xinhua reported, citing IRNA.

Iran’s Army said on Friday that they would start to empty streets, roads and shopping areas from unnecessary presence of people.

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