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Iran’s coronavirus cases exceed one million : health ministry

FILE PHOTO: An Iranian woman is seen in Tehran, Iran, Oct 24, 2020 amid a surge in coronavirus infections.

DUBAI (Reuters) – Iran’s total cases of novel coronavirus hit 1 million on Thursday with 13,922 new cases recorded in the past 24 hours, the health ministry said, as the Middle East’s worst-affected country’s death toll reached 49,348.

Ministry spokeswoman Sima Sadat Lari told state TV that 358 people had died from the coronavirus since Wednesday and that confirmed cases of COVID-19 infection had reached 1,003,494.

Iran has introduced tougher restrictions to stem a third wave of coronavirus infections, including closing non-essential businesses and travel curbs.

(Writing by Parisa Hafezi; Editing by Alex Richardson)

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