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Iran shatters daily COVID-19 records

A national vaccination campaign is still at least several weeks away as Iran records its highest-ever daily coronavirus infections.
Iranians wearing face masks walk in a street in the capital Tehran, on March 29, 2021, as rising COVID-19 infections fueling fears of a fourth wave of the pandemic prompted a closure of cinemas.

Iran broke its record for most COVID-19 cases in a day on Wednesday. The country continues to be hit hard by the novel coronavirus and a nationwide vaccination campaign is still at least several weeks off. 

The Iranian Health Ministry registered 20,954 new cases in the past 24 hours, the semi-official Tasnim News Agency reported on Wednesday. There were also 193 deaths among Iran’s population of more than 83 million. 

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