Iran says virus cases exceed 150,000

Iran says virus cases exceed 150,000


Tehran: Iran stated that its new coronavirus infection broke the 150,000 mark on Sunday as a result of its efforts to contain the recent upward trend.

The government has largely lifted restrictions imposed on the COVID-19 outbreak, which first appeared in February.

But the health ministry warned that in many provinces, new cluster outbreaks could cause the virus to return.

Kianoush Jahanpour (Kianoush Jahanpour), spokesman for the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, said the country has confirmed 2,516 new cases in the last 24 hours, a total of 151,466 cases.

Since reaching an all-time low of nearly two months on May 2, infections in the Islamic Republic are on the increase.

Jahampur said the virus killed 63 people in the same period, bringing the total casualties to 7,797.

So far, the government has only re-imposed blockades in Khuzestan province, which borders Iraq in southwestern Iran.

It is still “red”, the highest color risk in Iran.

Experts at home and abroad expressed doubts about Iran’s official figures, saying actual losses may be higher.

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