At least 12 people have died from the new coronavirus in Iran. But a lawmaker from Qom, Ahmad Amirabadi Farahani claimed that the death toll has reached 50.
Government has rejected claims of a much higher death toll by the lawmaker from the city of Qom that has been at the epicenter of the virus in the country. Iran’s Health Ministry said the total number of infections have risen to 61 and about 900 other suspected cases are being tested. Authorities in Iraq and Afghanistan have announced their first confirmed coronavirus cases yesterday.