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COVID-19: Iran’s Deputy Health Minister Infected

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Iran’ s deputy health minister has been infected with the new coronavirus , a ministry official said on Tuesday, amid a major outbreak in the Islamic republic.

“The Coronavirus test for Mr Harirchi , the deputy health minister who was on the front lines combating the coronavirus, was positive ,” Alireza Vahabzadeh, a media adviser to the health minister , said in a tweet .

Iraj Harirchi coughed occasionally and appeared to be sweating during a press conference on Monday with government spokesman Ali Rabiei .

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