Coronavirus: Vice President Of Iran Is infected
Iranian Vice President, Masoumeh Ebtekar has today tested positive to the deadly coronavirus.
State news in Tehran reported that the development has increased fears over the virus spread.
Ebtekhar, President Hassan Rouhani’s adviser on family and women’s matters, has been placed under quarantine.
Also called COVID-19, 26 people in Iran has died from the virus.
In a message told health officials, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said the effort to contain coronavirus was a ” difficult and momentous task.”
Meanwhile, the government has shutdown educational and cultural institutions across the country.
Coronavirus, first broke out in Wuhan, China, last December and has hit 40 countries with over 3,000 deaths.