Coronavirus Outbreak in Iran

Coronavirus Outbreak: 13 new cases of coronavirus (Covid19) spreading in Iran, two more died


Coronavirus Outbreak: Iran’s Ministry of Health said on Friday (February 21) that 13 new cases of coronavirus (Covid19) have been reported in the country and two of these infected people have died. The ministry said that with this, the number of people who died of coronavirus in the country has increased to four, while the number of infected has increased to 18. Health Ministry spokesman Kianush Jahanpur tweeted, “13 new cases have been confirmed. Unfortunately, two of them have died.”


The official said that the first case of coronavirus occurred in Iran on Wednesday (February 19) and when authorities reported that two elderly people had died in the Shia community’s holy city of Qom, it was caused by the disease in West Asia. This was the first confirmed case of death. He said, “Most of the cases of infection so far are either in Qom or in the provinces where people have come from Qom in recent times.”

The official, however, did not reveal anything about the source of the virus spread in the Islamic Republic. Another government official said the first two people who died of the coronavirus had not moved out of Iran. Following the announcement of these deaths, Iraq has prohibited the arrival and departure from Iran on Thursday (February 20). Officials in the Ministry of Health said that the people of Iran have been denied entry into Iraq until further orders. Kuwait Airways has also announced a ban on all its flights to Iran.

On the other hand, a citizen of Israel who returned home from Japan’s cruise ship Diamond Princess was confirmed on Friday (February 21) the coronavirus, which is the country’s first case. The vessel was isolated after being affected by the Coronavirus. “The virus has been confirmed in a passenger returning home from a cruise ship,” the statement issued from the Israeli Ministry of Health said. His specimen was examined at the central laboratory.”

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15 Israeli passengers aboard the Diamond Princess were kept out of which 11 civilians have returned home. The statement said that it was not confirmed among the other passengers returning home. Passengers returning to Israel were kept isolated at Sheba Hospital for 14 days in Tel Ha Shomer City.

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