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Iranian officials call for quarantine as coronavirus spreads

Some Iranian officials are calling for more restrictive measures as the novel coronavirus continues to spread across the country.

As the coronavirus continues to spread in Iran, some officials have called for more restrictive measures and even quarantine of highly infected areas in order to stop the spread of the virus that is overwhelming hospitals across the country.

According to the spokesman of Iran’s Health Ministry, Kianoush Jahanpour, in the last 24 hours there have been 595 new cases and 43 deaths. Since the outbreak of the virus, that brings the total cases confirmed to 7,161 and 237 deaths. The virus has spread to each of Iran’s 31 provinces, though the confirmed infections continue to be centered in Tehran, Qom, Alborz Gilan, Esfahan and Mazandaran.

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