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Tehran cracks down on hoarding as coronavirus panics Iranians

As Iran continues to fight the coronavirus outbreak, officials vow strong action against the hoarding of medical supplies.

The Iranian authorities continue to update the death toll from the coronavirus outbreak across the country. According to officials, in the last 24 hours there have been 523 new cases and 12 deaths. So far there has been a total of 1,500 verified cases, 66 deaths and 291 recoveries. The hardest hit provinces are Tehran, Qom and Gilan.

Deputy Health Minister Alireza Raisi said that 22 testing centers have been set up across the country. He said that high numbers of individuals afraid they have the virus are visiting hospitals across the country but that 80% of those infected just need rest and do not need special medical treatment.

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