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Iran: Subway and buses disinfected as coronavirus death toll rises to 19

Iran, Islamic Republic of, Tehran
February 26, 2020 at 12:41 GMT +00:00 · Published

Buses and subway cars were sanitised and disinfected in Tehran on Wednesday to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, which has already claimed the lives of at least 19 Iranians - the highest death toll outside of China.

Footage shows a group of workers in protective suits and respiratory masks disinfecting various parts of a subway car and a bus.

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

According to the latest reports by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control, nearly 81,000 people have been infected by the COVID-19 so far, and over 2,700 people have died worldwide.

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Buses and subway cars were sanitised and disinfected in Tehran on Wednesday to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, which has already claimed the lives of at least 19 Iranians - the highest death toll outside of China.

Footage shows a group of workers in protective suits and respiratory masks disinfecting various parts of a subway car and a bus.

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

According to the latest reports by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control, nearly 81,000 people have been infected by the COVID-19 so far, and over 2,700 people have died worldwide.

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