September 23, 2020

Iran defends response as virus deaths surpass 1,000

Iran defends response as virus deaths surpass 1,000

Iran said its novel coronavirus death toll surpassed 1,000 on Wednesday as President Hassan Rouhani defended the response of his administration, which has yet to impose a lockdown. The COVID-19 outbreak in sanctions-hit Iran is one of the deadliest for any country outside China, where the disease originated. Rouhani’s government reported another 147 deaths — a record high for a single day in the month since it announced the emergence of the disease.

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