Iran is Now Exporting Coronavirus Cases
Posted on February 21, 2020New deaths and cases in Iran are a sign the Covid-19 coronavirus is becoming an increasing global threat. Cases have been climbing quickly outside of China over the past few days. Iran, which only recently started reporting cases, now has 18 cases and 4 deaths.
The Iran health ministry also made a frank announcement that the coronavirus could be in all of its cities, including Tehran, Babol, Arak, Isfahan and Rasht.
Iran's health ministry: "Based on existing reports, the spread of coronavirus started in Qom [and] has now reached several cities ... including Tehran, Babol, Arak, Isfahan, Rasht and other cities and it's possible that it exists in all cities in Iran" - Reuters https://t.co/JafM5qzbUt— BNO Newsroom (@BNODesk) February 21, 2020
Over the past 24 hours there is also evidence is exporting cases of the virus. Canada and Lebanon have both reported new cases of coronavirus. In each case the patient had recently traveled to Iran. You can read more about the new Canada case in the Globe and Mail.
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