Originally published at: UPDATE: Iran’s Vice President Diagnosed with Coronavirus, State Media Confirms | Sean Hannity
Iranian Vice President Masoumeh Ebtekar was diagnosed with the Coronavirus Thursday as the country struggles to contain a massive outbreak in Tehran and beyond, reports their state-controlled media.
“Ebtekar, who served as an English-language spokesperson for Iran during the 1979 hostage crisis after Iranian protesters seized the U.S. Embassy in Tehran, is reportedly exhibiting only mild symptoms and has not been hospitalized. Ebtekar is the fourth Iranian senior official to contract it,” reports The Hill.
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“The nation has seen one of the highest number of coronavirus cases both in the Middle East and in any country outside China, with 254 confirmed cases nationwide and at least 26 deaths. Earlier this week, Tehran announced Iraj Harirchi, the top Iranian official responsible for dealing with the virus, had also contracted it,” adds the website.
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Source: The Hill