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Iran: China donates 250,000 masks to Iran amid coronavirus outbreak

Iran, Islamic Republic of, Tehran
February 25, 2020 at 23:54 GMT +00:00 · Published

China's Ambassador to Tehran, Chang Hua, delivered 250,000 masks to Iran's Ministry of Health on Tuesday as an act of support to protect Iran against the outbreak of coronavirus in the country.

"Today, we, on behalf of the Chinese embassy in Iran and Chinese companies in Iran, donated 250,000 masks to Iran and we will stand close to each other to fight against this new virus," announced Chang during a meeting between Chinese and Iranian delegates in Tehran.

"More help will be sent in the future. Be strong Iran!," Chang tweeted on Tuesday afternoon. China and Iran are the two countries that have endured the most fatalities caused by the coronavirus since the outbreak.

Iran's Ministry of Health and Medical Education announced on Tuesday that the coronavirus outbreak in his country has thus far affected 95 people and caused 19 fatalities over the past week. Also on Tuesday, authorities announced that the country's deputy health minister, Iraj Harirchi, tested positive for the virus.

According to the latest reports by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control, nearly 80,000 people have been infected by the COVID-19 so far and over 2,600 people have died worldwide.

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China's Ambassador to Tehran, Chang Hua, delivered 250,000 masks to Iran's Ministry of Health on Tuesday as an act of support to protect Iran against the outbreak of coronavirus in the country.

"Today, we, on behalf of the Chinese embassy in Iran and Chinese companies in Iran, donated 250,000 masks to Iran and we will stand close to each other to fight against this new virus," announced Chang during a meeting between Chinese and Iranian delegates in Tehran.

"More help will be sent in the future. Be strong Iran!," Chang tweeted on Tuesday afternoon. China and Iran are the two countries that have endured the most fatalities caused by the coronavirus since the outbreak.

Iran's Ministry of Health and Medical Education announced on Tuesday that the coronavirus outbreak in his country has thus far affected 95 people and caused 19 fatalities over the past week. Also on Tuesday, authorities announced that the country's deputy health minister, Iraj Harirchi, tested positive for the virus.

According to the latest reports by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control, nearly 80,000 people have been infected by the COVID-19 so far and over 2,600 people have died worldwide.

**RESTRICTIONS: NO Access Israel Media/Persian Language TV Stations Outside Iran/Strictly No Access BBC Persian/VOA Persian/Manoto-1 TV/Iran International**

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