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Iran’s Deputy Health Minister Tests Positive for Coronavirus – ILNA

Iran’s deputy health minister has tested positive for the coronavirus, according to a report from the semi-official ILNA news agency.

It comes shortly after a spokesperson for the Islamic Republic’s health ministry said Tuesday that 95 people had been infected with the coronavirus, with 16 deaths nationwide.

Iran has recorded the highest number of deaths from the coronavirus outside of China. — Meredith

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A man wears a respiratory mask after deaths and new confirmed cases revealed from the coronavirus in Qom, Iran on February 25, 2020.
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The eastern city of Weihai has announced that all travelers, both Chinese and foreign nationals, returning from Japan and South Korea will need to stay in hotels for a 14-day quarantine.

Accommodation will be free.

The move comes amid intensifying concerns on China’s social media platform Weibo over a growing number of coronavirus cases in South Korea.

The measures, effective Tuesday, are meant “to minimize the chance of cross-infection” according to a CNBC translation of the Chinese-language announcement.

Weihai, located in Shandong province, is about a two-hour flight from Seoul. — Wu


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