Mohammad Ali Dastak, newly elected member of Iranian parliament, has died of coronavirus.
On Saturday morning Dastak died. He tested positive to the virus a few days before his death.
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Kianush Jahanpur, Iran health ministry spokesman, said the virus has killed at least 43 persons in the Islamic Republic, amid 593 confirmed cases.
“Unfortunately nine people died of the virus in the last 24 hours. The death toll is 43 now,” Jahanpur said.
“The new confirmed infected cases since yesterday is 205 that makes the total number of confirmed infected people 593.”
The cases of the virus confirmed in Iran has made it the country with the fourth-highest number of cases in the world
To pin down the virus spread, Iran has cancelled Friday prayers.
It also banned Chinese citizens from entering the country.
Nigeria recorded its first case of the disease on Friday, following the arrival of an Italian businessman from Milan, which has the highest rate of the infection in Europe.