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Iran: 'This is a democratic virus' - Deputy Health Minister discusses coronavirus diagnosis

Iran, Islamic Republic of, Tehran
February 25, 2020 at 19:58 GMT +00:00 · Published

Iranian Deputy Health Minister Iraj Harirchi confirmed he tested positive to the novel coronavirus on Tuesday, during a video posted on social video.

"I am starting my treatment and I am not bad, I am ok," Harirchi said while addressing his followers.

"We will succeed against this virus in some weeks," Harirchi added. "Rest assured that we will defeat corona and I am saying so from my heart. Take care of yourself. This is a democratic virus, it does not matter how rich, poor, official or non-official you are."

Iran's government shut down schools and cinemas in attempt to tackle the spread of the novel virus. On Tuesday, Iran's Health Ministry announced that 15 people have died from the novel virus in the country.

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Iranian Deputy Health Minister Iraj Harirchi confirmed he tested positive to the novel coronavirus on Tuesday, during a video posted on social video.

"I am starting my treatment and I am not bad, I am ok," Harirchi said while addressing his followers.

"We will succeed against this virus in some weeks," Harirchi added. "Rest assured that we will defeat corona and I am saying so from my heart. Take care of yourself. This is a democratic virus, it does not matter how rich, poor, official or non-official you are."

Iran's government shut down schools and cinemas in attempt to tackle the spread of the novel virus. On Tuesday, Iran's Health Ministry announced that 15 people have died from the novel virus in the country.

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